Gown (riga). Composed of four sections of machine woven cream cotton machine sewn together. There is a small geometric pocket on the front body panel. The gown is then decorated with extensive embroidery in dyed biege silk. The patterns are geometric in shape and arrangement with patterns based on floral elements and can be found around the neck extending to a section of embroidery at the top of the back. The sleeves and bottom of the gown are machine hemmed.
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