Man's formal Highland suit

English
Late 19th to early 20th century
Meyer & Mortimer


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Jacket (CB): 58.4 cm (23 in.); Kilt: 59.7 cm (23 1/2 in.);

Accession Number

2003.851.1-14

Medium or Technique

Wool (plain weave, twill, knit and felt), cotton plain weave, lace, silk ribbons, leather, silver, horsehair, feather

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black broadcloth jacket with squared silver buttons with label: “Meyer & Mortimer.” Kilt and shoulder plaid of red, green and blue twill woven wool in “Murray” clan tartan. Cotton and lace jaobt. Sporran (pouch) made of black leather and long white horsehair, decorated with crest of the Murray family crest and silver edging. Pair of knitted wool socks in red and white tartan pattern. Pair of black patent leather shoes (brogues) with buckle closure. Black felted wool Glenngary cap with lining stamped: “Warranted Indigo Dye Glengarry.” Black felted wool Balmoral cap with lining stamped: “Darling & Co. Perth.” Pheasant feather.

Provenance

Inherited from Henry A. Murray, MD, May 1988; 2003 Year-end gift to the MFA, January 21, 2004

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry A. Murray