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Mantle

Date:
1870–75
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, metallic thread, wool
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Philip K. Rhinelander, 1946
Accession Number:
46.25.4
Not on view
Braid and soutache in the decorative configurations of Turkish style were ubiquitous by the mid-nineteenth century. Seen on costumes as disparate as children’s dresses, ladies’ summer walking ensembles, and men’s smoking jackets, the style was most evident on outer garments such as this mantle.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress," December 8, 1994–March 19, 1995.

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