Ham House – National Trust

Another interesting request, the creation of a set of 1660s gowns made, not in silk and linen, but in Tyvek. This is a specialist material used in conservation of antique costume. The gowns, made to be displayed on mannequins, represent the gowns made by many women in the portraits adorning the walls of the house whilst the material they are made of comment on the fragility of these clothes and the efforts done by the Trust to conserve and protect them.

Made with Ruth Watkin