Coat, velvet/gold embroidery/braid, Serbia, Yugoslavia, 1880-1920

Made 1880-1920

Woman’s sleeveless fitted coat with widely flared skirt and floating ‘false sleeves’ attached at shoulders. Maroon velvet, lined with yellow/pink/purple striped and printed cotton cloth; heavily embroidered skirt front, panels, gold ribbon braid around all edges and diagonally on skirt back. Worn for special occasions. Central Serbia, Yugoslavia.
Coat, velvet/gold embroidery/braid, Yugoslavia, 1880-1920

Summary

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Woman's sleeveless fitted coat with widely flared skirt and floating 'false sleeves' attached at shoulders. Maroon velvet, lined with yellow/pink/purple striped and printed cotton cloth; heavily embroidered skirt front, panels, gold ribbon braid around all edges and diagonally on skirt back. Worn for special occasions. Central Serbia, Yugoslavia.
Coat, velvet/gold embroidery/braid, Yugoslavia, 1880-1920

Production

In the Balkans, the Ottoman empire limited the influence of western European fashion. Turkish styles of the 18th and 19th centuries reigned, especially among the army, rich urban mercantile classes and courtiers of Wallachia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Greece. This tendency is particularly evident in the many variants of long and short jackets, made of fine English broadcloth or velvet. These jackets were heavily trimmed with couched embroidery in silver and gilt, with knotted buttons studded with coral and turquoise.

The type of embroidery worked on this garment was characteristic of the work of professional embroiderers in the Balkans and throughout the Ottoman Empire.
1880-1920

Source

Gift of Mrs A Marcovitch, 1989

Cite this Object

Coat, velvet/gold embroidery/braid, Serbia, Yugoslavia, 1880-1920 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 March 2017, <https://ma.as/100891>
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