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Woman's jacket

Albanian, Kruja
19th–early 20th century

Object Place: Kruja, Albania


61 cm (24 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton; velvet, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s jacket; dark purple cotton velvet; round collarless neck; long, straight sleeves, flaring from underarms to hemline; open down front; lined with yellow printed cotton; embroidered with several kinds of gold thread and gold sequins in design of highly conventionalized scrolling leaves, rosettes in high relief and five-pointed stars; design arranged about neck and sleeves to simulate collar and cuffs on all edges; at bottom, three large triangular motives point upwards; front and bottom edges trimmed with short gold looped fringe.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Penelope B. Noyes