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: Apr 11, 2012

Posted by Alex L

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From the look of the coat, I think I would feel very heavy considering it looks like it weighs alot but I would feel very special, very extraordinary and possibly very important. It looks really complicated with all those designs and embroidery. It would probably boost my ego up alot of I was wearing it.

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