A 180-year-old Ayrshire christening robe is to be one of the displays at the V&A Dundee.
The garment has been in storage for more than half a century but will now form part of the museum’s Scottish Design Galleries when it opens in September.
It was made using delicate muslin textile and has recently undergone extensive and careful cleaning by experts ahead of its display.
It features an intricate hand-embroidered design of trailing stems bearing flowers and leaves and was specially chosen by curators.
A spokeswoman said: “This beautiful garment, believed to have been made around 1840, features an intricate hand-embroidered design of trailing stems bearing flowers and leaves, and is coming out of storage for the first time in more than 50 years for display in V&A Dundee.
“It was specially chosen from the V&A’s collection by V&A curators in close collaboration with colleagues from Ayrshire museums who offered their expert knowledge of Ayrshire embroidery.
“It has undergone a specialised cleaning process, which took several days to complete.”
The free to enter Scottish Design Galleries will feature around 300 beautiful and innovative objects from the V&A’s collections and other lenders.