jerkin; textile; jelek

Woman's jerkin, or 'jelek'. It is A-line in shape, with cut-away armholes and front opening. It is made of natural-coloured wool, woven in 2.2. twill. Most edges are trimmed with couched black wool braiding. The lower front opening and side slits have applied black fringing. There is dense embroidery on the top front and back hem. Braids made with metal-wrapped thread cover the ground. These are combined with couched silk and woollen threads and a row of buttonhole stitch, worked in silk. The back hem has the addition of applied whipped threads and sequins. [Textile]

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