Vest Date: fourth quarter 19th century Culture: Hungarian Medium: Wool, silk, cotton
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.
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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.
Robe Date: 1800–1940 Culture: Chinese Medium: silk, metal, cotton Dimensions: Length: 56 in. (142.2 cm)