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.


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  • Jacket

    Jacket

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

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  • Jacket

    Jacket

    Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Albania

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  • Waistcoat

    Waistcoat

    Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Serbia and Montenegro

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Who would wear such an ornate jacket and what type of occasion would they wear it at?

responded: Sep 13, 2011

Posted by Chelsea

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I am in love! This is a beautiful piece, and I would love to add it to my collection. I have always been drawn to the silky/shiny of the fashion world. The embroidery is so intricate magnificent and the colours would look amazing for fall fashion. I would definitely wear this around toronto. I would want to keep the rest of my outfit basic so that all the attention would be focused on the jacket. The jacket can be very versatile and i could see myself wearing it casually with a dark coloured high waisted full skirt or high waisted jeans during the day or wearing it in the evening, with a vintage red velvet Givenchy dress from my collection. Either way this piece is stunning and will be the a show stopper. Chelsea

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