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    Date: late 19th century Culture: French (Breton peoples) Medium: silk, wool

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    • Catherine Novozhylova

      Vest, late 19-th century. French, Breton. Silk & wool. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    • Genevieve B

      This Breton vest has a stunning appearance as a result of the various textures and dimensions created by padding and stitch variety. The motifs are very effective, with an arresting pattern. The style of embroidery is emblematic of the costumes worn by both men and women in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany, with elaborate work done by skilled craftsmen, usually men.

    • mlise squirrel

      Vest Date: late 19th century Culture: French (Breton) Medium: silk, wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 26 in. (66 cm)

    • Tess

      Vest Date: late 19th century Culture: French (Breton peoples) Medium: silk, wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 26 in. (66 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arthur W. Clement, 1941 Accession Number: 2009.300.93

    • ♕ Marie of Roumania ♕

      Breton | silk + wool | padded embroidery | likely Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany, France | c. late 19th century

    • Sylvia V

      Beauty Date: late 19th century Culture: French (Breton peoples) Medium: silk, wool

    • Ruby Taylor

      late 19th century French, could quite easily sneak into my style.

    • Chris

      Vest. late 19th century. Breton. Silk, wool (2009.300.93)

    • Mariannick .

      Costume Breton gilet homme

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