Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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embroidered jacket
  • unknown maker from Afghanistan
  • embroidered jacket, late 1800s–1985
  • Where object was made: Afghanistan
  • suede, sheepskin, cotton, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 92 x 134 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 36 1/4 x 52 3/4 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Sally Nadvornik
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7029

The sheepskin jacket has wool on the inside and has a brown sueded exterior. The hip pockets are lined with cotton and edged with green. Green flowers and leaves are scattered on the sleeves and body of the jacket. The jacket is edged with a border of triangles and zigzags in green and the same border is on the exterior half of the cuffs. There is long white wool on the interior.