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Jacket

Jacket

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1910-1915 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plain weave weight silk with embroidered designs

  • Credit Line:

    Supported by the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    FE.58-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Women's side-fastening short jacket of pink plain weave weight silk embroidered in floss silks in satin stitch with sprigs of flowers (in pink, brown, purple,bluea and grey). The garment is shaped at the waist with long, narrow sleeves and a high, stand-up collar. The jacket fastens on the right with seven loop and knot buttons fashioned in flower shapes. and has a high slit at both sides (ca. 20-30 cm). It has a light pink silk twill lining. The borders are edged with light green and white applied braid and fringe.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1910-1915 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Plain weave weight silk with embroidered designs

Dimensions

Length: 71.5 cm, Width: 129 cm across shoulders, Depth: 7 cm of collar

Object history note

Valery Garrett purchased this jacket, which she believed dated to c.1915, from a Shanghai street market in the early 1990s. This type of jacket might have been worn with some of the skirts now in the V&A and also originating from the Valery M. Garrett Collection. Examples are FE.50, 51 & 52-1995

Descriptive line

Short jacket for a woman, pink plain weave weight silk with embroidered floral designs, China, 1910-1915

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Hand embroidery

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Clothing; Textiles; Women's clothes; Day wear; Embroidery

Collection

East Asia Collection

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