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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    Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Serbia and Montenegro

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

responded: Jul 11, 2010

Posted by Elise

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I would feel regal wearing something like this, not just because of how it looks but also because of all the time that would have gone into the embroidery. Garments are not made with this much care anymore, even custom made ones. Someone must have been working on the embroidery for weeks!

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