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Alta (The Language Archive)

costume
Identifier: 2011.150.35
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8 items contained in 24  x 60 in. garment bag

1 burgandy floral patterned kerchief (printed label reads "Arnold S. Levine" with handwritten "Anne Kearns");

1 fringed red floral paisley patterned headpiece trimmed with woven ribbon and built onto a buckram frame lined in red velvet.  Handwritten label affixed inside headdress reads "Jayne Houdyshell, Alta, L.P, 1 of 1");

1 pair of hand knitted leg warmers in burgandy, black and blue yarn;

1 teal blue shoulder bag with silver rivets and outside pocket trimmed in rhinestones;

1 pair size 9B dark brown, Mary Jane-style slip-on Earth shoes in canvas bag (handwritten tape label reads "Jayne Houdyshell, Alta");

1 black cotton vest with woven red patterned wool fabric, 2 black buttons and 2 watch pockets.  Center back label reads [handwritten] "Jayne Houdyshell, Alta, Laura Pels";

1 purple and black plaid wool coat, double breasted .  Center back label reads "Hydraulic [with handwritten] Jayne Houdyshell, Alta, Laura Pels");

1 calf-length dress with blue/rust/tan multi-patterned long-sleeved cotton top sewn to brown cotton-polyester skirt.  Skirt includes woven/embroidered multi-colored apron attached at waist. Dress has collar and back zipper.  Handwritten label reading "Jayne Houdyshell, Alta, Laura Pels" sewn just left of back zipper.

Designed by Michael Krass. Worn by Jayne Houdyshell as "Alta".


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