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Coat, womens, embroidered suede/fur, Afghanistan, 1971

Made in Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, Asia, 1971.

Coat, womens, embroidered suede/fur, made in Istanbul, worn by Priscilla Shorne, England/Australia 1971-1972.
Womens green suede coat embroidered using a chain stitch in cream thread with abstracted floral motifs on the front, back and sleeves. Coat features a fitted bodice and flared skirt to below knee length. Long straight sleeves lined with cream cotton fabric and two slash pockets at left and right front at hip level. The collar, hem and centre front opening are trimmed with shaggy brown fu...

Summary

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Coat, womens, embroidered suede/fur, made in Istanbul, worn by Priscilla Shorne, England/Australia 1971-1972.
Womens green suede coat embroidered using a chain stitch in cream thread with abstracted floral motifs on the front, back and sleeves. Coat features a fitted bodice and flared skirt to below knee length. Long straight sleeves lined with cream cotton fabric and two slash pockets at left and right front at hip level. The collar, hem and centre front opening are trimmed with shaggy brown fur. The inside is lined with a patchwork of sheep or goat fur. Machine and hand sewn.

Dimensions

450 mm

Production

The designer is unknown. The coat was made in Afghanistan and purchased in the local market by the donor.

The coat was made in Afghanistan.
1971

History

Worn by the donor Priscilla Shorne. She made the traditional 1960s trip to London as many young Australian did lured by 'Swinging London'. She taught and travelled for three years before returning to Australia. She lived around the corner from the Biba Emprorium and loved the atmosphere and clothes, buying the pantsuit in 1973 just before she returned to Australia. She also travelled to Istanbul on a fairly disorganised bus trip where she bought the coat in the Grand Bazaar in 1971. It was not a commercial trip but one put together by a group of people who wanted to travel to London and Istanbul and back.. 'I bought the coat because I thought it was quite splendid and I wanted something to cope with the English winter' Priscilla Shorne 1999.

Source

Gift of Priscilla Shorne, 1999
5 August, 1999

Cite this Object

Coat, womens, embroidered suede/fur, Afghanistan, 1971 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 November 2017, <https://ma.as/167779>
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