Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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embroidered vest
  • Afghanistan
  • embroidered vest, late 1800s–1985
  • Where object was made: Afghanistan
  • sheepskin, thread, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 82 x 63 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 32 5/16 x 24 13/16 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Sally Nadvornik
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7028

The vest is made from sheepskin with the wool on the inside. The outside is heavily embroidered in orange columns of zigzags and wider columns of clustered ovals. The sheepskin is light brown but not much is visible between the embroidery.

The long white wool is still attached to the skin on the interior of the vest.