Mameluke sleeves were popular in the early 1800's.
Formed from layers of white tissue paper, black rice paper and paper tablecloth with embroiderey detail this dress is the long straight style with gathered bust that was popular for much of the Regency. To see pictures of work in progress please click on the detail below.
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Maria Cunnyngham 1787-1842
Garment: Female dress
Materials: Paper & Thread