Woman's Theatrical Jacket


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Designed for a young female role, this jacket is remarkable for having intact sleeve extensions known as “water sleeves.” Actors would gracefully manipulate these sleeves as they danced or narrated the story during performances. Allover applique of colorful damask lozenges and an exquisite embroidered border further highlight the magnificence of this upscale costume.

Woman's Theatrical Jacket, Silk damask applique, silk thread embroidery on satin, plain weave silk, China

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