Coat

Balkan men and women wore elaborately tailored coats for important court ceremonies. The floating sleeves and wide front-opening skirt allow the wearer free movement for riding or dancing, both essential elements of court festivities. Notice the fine gold-thread couching on deep red velvet, and how the sleeves float on the arms instead of encircling them.


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    Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Albania

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How would you feel wearing a garment as elaborately embroidered and intricately constructed as this coat?

responded: May 28, 2010

Posted by Scarlett

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I would feel immensely privileged and quite powerful. On the outside it looks like a very serious garment but the hot pink lining shouts of a party loving official who would dance madly to show off his/her extravagantly coloured other side. Linings are wonderful that way. They take the piss out of sober clothers!

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