Woman's jerkin. Short, sleeveless, open in front; edged with black lambskin, round the armhole as well. Floral and geometrical designs, arranged in rows, are embroidered over almost the whole vest, except for a small crescent-shaped place in the back, where the white background of the sheepskin may be seen. Multicoloured embroidery in which red predominates. (Homemade sheepskin, lambskin, coloured leather, purchased multicoloured wool, cord). Width 1130mm, length 49mm.
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