ALBANIAN EMBROIDERED VEST, EARLY 20th C. Long black wool felt densely embroidered with red cotton floral, having red felt trim, printed cotton twill lining. B-28, L-29. (Lining stained, wear inside neck and to felt at hem) exterior excellent.
Deer leather dofuku: This overgarment is a short, open-fronted jacket. It came into being in the Momoyama period, and was the forerunner of the modern haori. Originally, it was a merchant’s garment, but samurai began wearing it due to its comfort. It was intended as a protection against the cold or dirt of the outside, but was commonly worn indoors as well.