A grey leopard-printed taffeta bodice. The garment has a dropped shoulder-line, piped edging, and a yoke-shape that is emphasized with a grey gimped braid and a printed ruffle. The sleeves are pagoda-style with shaped slitted cuffs and a trim of gimped braid. The front is fastened with hook and eyelet fastening up to the plain round neckline. There are small fabric-covered buttons that decorate the centre front and a slightly pleated long-pointed tail and pinked bow fastened at the rear of the waist. Inside the bodice the belt fastens to the back to hold it in place around the waistline.
Primary Prod Period
This bodice was made for Mary Madeira Hamerton (nee Gledhill). She was married to Gervase Disney Hamerton, a solicitor who was one of the notable early settlers in Pātea and died in 1913.
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