waistcoat

Woman's waistcoat of sheepskin decorated with embroidery in wool and sequins.Trimmed with black lambswool around the neck, down the front and along the lower edge. Densely embroidered in mauve red blue and green incuding circular motifs; design areas delineated with applied plaited green leather strips, a pompom chiefly of orange wool to each side at the front. On the reverse the same type of dense embroidery; the letters F and N on the central panel where the natural colour of the sheepskin has been left partly clear.

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