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Collection MHS (unaccessioned) Textiles
Description Man's embossed silk and velvet indigo waistcoat, with a collar with a stylized leaf design.
Fabric/Weave: Silk/velvet. Uneven. Four cloth buttons (two missing) fasten the waistcoat centre front. The waistcoat is completely lined with off-white fine linen and is backed with a darker brown linen. The back adjustment has a metal buckle and a material stay. All stitching that can be seen is hand-done. The condition is good; back stay is torn. There are two buttons missing centre front. Handstitched waistcoats were often given to the bridgegroom-to-be by his fiancÚ as part of the dowry.

This waistcoat had been handed into the Society and is in the recording notebook as,"Mans fancy navy embossed waistcoat with collar."


Object ID 0000.600.0305
Object Name Waistcoat
Other # T0355
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Last modified on: December 19, 2014