The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Crochet coat of a loose fitting, afternoon style with a 'V' shaped neck, bell sleeves and a wide, flares skirt. There are no fastenings.
The coat is made of white cotton with heavy crocheted flowers joined by a mesh of lighter crochet. The crochet pattern has been designed to emphasis the shape of the coat; the waist is defined by two lines of rosettes with a more delicate, snow-flake pattern between them. The upper line of rosettes is continued upwards to create detail around the chest. The skirt is decorated with a series of pendant shapes containing and surrounded by large flowers. The heaviest and largest flowers are towards the hem. A similar effect appears on the sleeves. The small rosettes have detached petals as do the centres of the large flowers.

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  • Title: Coat
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1900/1909
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 44 in Centre back, Width: 32 in Waist, Length: 10 in Sleeve
  • Provenance: Given by Mrs P. E. Inchbold
  • Medium: Cotton crochet