Cream, brocade waistcoat with woven, metal-covered buttons and floral design.
Gift from Elizabeth S. Brown
Good condition. Brocade fabric is stained and beginning to tear and fray. Woven metal button coverings have frayed on three buttons and two out of the three are missing their wooden structure. Padding has been inserted under waistcoat to provide the proper silhouette. This garment was completely made by hand as sewing machines had not yet been invented.
Silk, Brocade, and Metal
Shane Patrick Qureshi
Laura Winslow Rev. 8/2018
Unknown, “Cream Waistcoat,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed January 21, 2019, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/1308.