Ornate Greek Macedonian Traditional Costume Vest Overcoat Antique Folk Clothing. Incredibly ornate traditional folk overcoat.
This vest may be a part of a Sarakatsani costume possibly meant to go only over the cotton embroidered dress for a wedding, but I'm not completely sure as I've only been able to find one similar overcoat in a Greek museum. Details: I may miss some details so please see photos and use the zoom for more. Base is thick, light beige wool. There are 2 cut outs near the hip possibly for attaching additional outfit components. Braided and wrapped black wool with silver and gold metal thread inserts along the lapel.
Center geometric embroidery with gold metal zig zags, alternating threads of wool and metal backed with red dyed wool. Bordered with more black wool embroidery and gold bands. Triangular shaped shoulders with more thickly embroidered black wool and gold inserts. Peach, navy, and light beige braided embroidery with gold metal zig zags backed on red wool.This repeats once more with gold ribbon and braids as a divider. Below this hangs 3 rows of natural textured, dyed wool. Silver and gold threads hang from the poms. This is trimmed in lace. Bottom of vest is trimmed in lace with one gold braided band. Condition: Overall good to very good. Has some soiling wear from age.
Some rips on the lace, specifically at the back. Poms have dye bleed on underside. Strong and wearable / displayable with reasonable care. Please see photos and use the zoom feature to view condition. Measurements: Measurements are taken laid flat.
Please let me know if you would like any additional measurements. Compare measurements to a similar garment you already own for best fit.The coat does not have any buttons or zippers to close it. I think it's meant to be worn open. Measurements taken are with each side meeting as if it were buttoned closed.
30 Bust (armpit to armpit). Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out my other items! Tems are authentic and s.
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I do my very best to make note of any flaws in the item description, but may overlook small flaws. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item "Ornate Greek Macedonian Traditional Costume Vest Overcoat Antique Folk Clothing" is in sale since Tuesday, November 13, 2018.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\World & Traditional Clothing\Europe\Other European Clothing". The seller is "cawthornecollectionshop" and is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.