Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Banyan, ca. 1735
    English
    Brown figured silk faille
    Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1981 (1981.208.2)

    In contrast to the narrow back, tight sleeves, and fitted torso of male dress in the eighteenth century, the banyan provided an ease of cut that popularized its use as undress. Its simple "T" shape reflects its source in untailored regional traditions.

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  • Banyan, ca. 1735
    English
    Brown figured silk faille
    Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1981 (1981.208.2)

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