Jacket

Short, fitted jackets were fashionable for men and women in 19th century Greece. The loose sleeves allow the wearer to move freely while dancing. Such jackets are characterized by gold embroidery on a dark velvet ground. Embroidering with metal thread is a long tradition in Greece that was profoundly influenced by centuries of Ottoman rule.


Collection Connections 

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    Jacket

    Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece, Tanagra or Eleusis

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    Jacket

    Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Albania

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  • Waistcoat

    Waistcoat

    Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Serbia and Montenegro

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What in your wardrobe would you pair with this jacket?

responded: Sep 13, 2011

Posted by Theresa

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To say the least, this gorgeous jacket has such ornate embroidery and stunning colouring. I would not want to take away from this garment so I would probably pair it up with black skinny leg pants and a low neck white shirt. I think sticking to simple accented clothing would allow this outstanding jacket to pop. This fall red velvet and gold accessories are very popular so I could definitely see myself wearing this out on the city streets. This is truly a wonderful creation and so beautiful to admire with all the gold embroidery and even the eagle winged sleeves. One of my favourites on the site! Theresa

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