Velvet Jacket (angarakha)
Short jacket of cut velvet with long sleeves, two front pockets and a front overflap closing to the left. The yoke (or dickey) made of the same material.The material is gold thread ground with a supplementary silk warp and silk cut velvet. The three leaf clover motif could indicate European origin. It is edged with a wide silver brocade floral ribbon which is further edged with narrower ribbons, brocaded and braided. The bright yellow silk lining is edged with bright green. India, late 18th-early 19th C.
Condition: The silk float is loose in armpit and shoulder areas. It is stitched down(old repair) and stabilized. Some overall soiling to lining, but the colors seem remarkably fresh. Very good
Dimensions: 58" x 25"
Inventory number: WR3649