Banyan of brown woollen damask, front view: 18th century

 
Banyan of brown woollen damask, front view: 18th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm

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Banyan of brown woollen damask. Large scale pattern of stylised flowers and scrolling acanthus leaves. Constructed from two widths of fabric seamed together at centre back, continuing over shoulders with no shoulder seam, and falling straight to floor at front. Triangular inserts at side seams front and back. Fabric shaped underarms to form upper sleeves, with additional length of fabric to create full length sleeves. Small rectangular section of fabric inserted at back of neck to form stand collar. Lined with brown linen.

Image Details

Date
 
1739 AD - 1741 AD
Image Number
 
002211

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