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  • Place of origin:

    Algeria (made)

  • Date:

    1870-1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool, decorated with applied felted wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Gertrude Jekyll

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This jacket is a functional but rough woollen garment that has decorated brightly, with four large eight-pointed stars covering each of the front panels. Each segment of the stars has been outlined with red and yellow or blue and yellow stitching to conceal the seams. An elegant black silk and silver tassel hangs from the centre of each star - a surprisingly delicate addition to what seems like an unsympathetic and coarse ground fabric.

Physical description

Man's hooded jacket, wool decorated with applied felted wool.

Place of Origin

Algeria (made)


1870-1899 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wool, decorated with applied felted wool

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Crill, Rosemary, Jennifer Wearden and Verity Wilson. Dress in Detail from Around the World. London: V&A Publications, 2002. 224 p., ill. ISBN 09781851773787. p. 190




Weaving; Sewing; Applied work

Subjects depicted

Stars; Floral sprays


Folk Art; Embroidery; Clothing; Textiles; Africa


Middle East Section

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