silk twill


Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki).  Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century.  Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki), divided diagonally, with plain gold silk on one half and, on the other, a design of linked hexagon pattern (kikkô-mon), chrysanthemums, paulownia, clouds, Chinese deities and a bridge over a river with lotus in blue, green, purple, pink, orange, brown, black and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a gold twill-weave silk ground; lined with natural plain-weave hemp or linen with small inscription hand-painted in ink.  Provenance: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898.  MFA


• Girl’s Trained Dress and Bust Pads.
Worn by: Martha Rebecca Griffith (American, 1867 - 1870)
Place of origin: United States
Date: ca. 1868-1869
Medium: Printed wool twill, silk velvet ribbon, cotton machine-made Valenciennes lace, velvet-covered buttons with metal band, wool twill tape binding; Pads: glazed cotton plain weave with cotton stuffing.


The next few photosets will probably be a handful of collections of shots of Dorian armors that I mainly took for reference while working on my crafting mods. Not all of them are suitable for sharing since I do a lot of close-ups of individual outfit parts to examine them and test them for color / texture / pattern / composition / etc, but some, like these, I feel are okay enough to post on their own.

IIRC this one was Silk, Avvar Twill, and Bear or Great Bear Hide.

10 Gowns We Want to See at the Oscars

Tune in this Sunday for the real red carpet

The 87th Academy Awards is set to take the stage this weekend and, as usual, we wait with bated breath to see what everyone will be wearing. From full princess gowns to sleek, simple floor length dresses, we’re getting ready to place our bets on who’s making the best dressed list. 

Here are 10 gowns we hope to see on the red carpet below!

Hollywood Glamour

Badgley Mischka Gown - Cowlneck Back Cap Sleeve Sequin

Cutout stretch-wool gown

Embellished tulle gown

Parham crepe gown

Disney Princess

Lace and point d'esprit gown

Off-the-shoulder printed cotton and silk-blend dress

High Fashion

Strapless Bustier Gown

Embellished tulle gown

Embellished belted silk gown

Strapless twill and tulle gown

To see the most beautiful dresses out there right now, head over to our evening dresses shop