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Jacket

Unknown1815/1824

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Woman's jacket of black felt, with applied bands of coloured silks, black velvet, silver lace and gimp, and embroidered in coloured silks, tinsel, spangles and glass beads. It has a square opening at the neck and wide cuffs, trimmed with a broad border of close repeating designs of interlacing stems, stripes and rosettes in colours and silver. The Breton word for this jacket is giletten.

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Details

  • Title: Jacket
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1815/1824
  • Location: Brittany
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 17.75 in, Width: 57 in including sleeves
  • Medium: Woollen felt with applied silks, velvet and lace, embroidered in silks and trimmed with spangles and glass beads

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