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  • Place of origin:

    Hungary (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1945 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chamois leather lined with wool, embroidered with threads, and Morocco

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Arthur Haffkin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's waistcoat made of white chamois leather lined with sheep's fleece. The chamois is covered with floral designs embroidered with coloured threads. Panels of red Morocco are applied as side panels, around the hem and neck and along the shoulders, front openings and back arm opening. The openings are trimmed with curly black lambs wool. In the middle of the back is an undecorated crescent of white chamois. The vest fastens at the front with one button and a loop of red leather.

Place of Origin

Hungary (made)


ca. 1945 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Chamois leather lined with wool, embroidered with threads, and Morocco


Length: 19.25 in, Length: 49 cm, Width: 13 in front panel hem, Width: 33 cm front panel hem, Width: 20 in back panel hem, Width: 51 cm back panel hem

Descriptive line

Woman's waistcoat of embroidered leather, Hungary, ca. 1945


Leather; Wool (textile); Thread


Lined; Embroidered


Leather; Embroidery; Women's clothes; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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