Woman's sleeveless coat - 910.95.4_1

910.95.4_1

Woman's sleeveless coat

Maker: Albanian tradition
Medium:Silk cut velvet embroidered in gold and silver cord and ribbon trim
Geography: Ioánnina, Greece
Date: mid-19th century
Dimensions:
114.5 cm
Object number: 910.95.4
Credit Line: No Credit Line
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Description

This style of couched metal embroidery was popular throughout the vast Ottoman Empire. The rich red velvet and lavish embroidery in gold and silver are markers of status and wealth. The long and heavy garment was worn as part of traditional costume for ceremonial occasions by members of the bourgeoisie.

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