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Rear view, pet-en-l'air jacket, 18th century. Pale blue, green, cream and purple silk plaid, self fabric trimming.

PLAID SILK PET-EN-LAIR JACKET, C. Pale blue, green, cream and purple plaid having rounded front neckline squared in the back above Watteau pleats.

PLAID SILK CARACO JACKET, c. 1770. Narrow sea green vertical stripe over cream and tan horizontal bands, open neck, short angled sleeve, pleated peplum angled at front, all trimmed in wide self furbelows, looped silk cord and tiny tassels, lined in linen with adjustable lacing closure and front stays.

CARACO JACKET, c. Sea green plaid silk vertical stripe over cream and tan horizontal bands, pleated peplum angled at front, furbelows trim, lacing closure and front stays.

Girl's jacket, Netherlands 1760 Collection of the Textile Museum of Canada Photo by Ingrid Mida

Commentary on the intersection of fashion, art, books, history and life by Ingrid Mida.

PLAID SILK CARACO JACKET, c. 1770. Narrow sea green vertical stripe over cream and tan horizontal bands, open neck, short angled sleeve, pleated peplum angled at front, all trimmed in wide self furbelows, looped silk cord and tiny tassels, lined in linen with adjustable lacing closure and front stays. B-33, W-24, L-21. (Lace modern) whitakerauction's Photos | SmugMug

Caraco jacket, c. Plaid silk with narrow sea green vertical stripe over cream and tan horizontal bands, open neck, short angled sleeve, pleated peplum angled at front; lined with linen.

PLAID SILK CARACO JACKET, c. 1770. Narrow sea green vertical stripe over cream and tan horizontal bands, open neck, short angled sleeve, pleated peplum angled at front, all trimmed in wide self furbelows, looped silk cord and tiny tassels, lined in linen with adjustable lacing closure and front stays.

Checked silk w/ ruffles, linen lined. Since caraco, put in Dutch.Inside view of a silk Caraco jacket, c.

Girl's Chinese Silk  1770's jacket, of imperial yellow silk damask, the design with full blown flowers, their stems wound with leaves, with scoop neck and front opening with hooks and eyes, full skirt to the sides and back, the back with a central seam and a lower horizontal waist seam, simple sleeves with back seam, lined with same shade of yellow glazed linen.

Girl's jacket, China for the Western market, Imperial yellow silk damask, the design with full blown flowers, their stems wound with leaves. The young lady who owned this must have been very wealthy to be wearing expensive silk made for the export market

Back view, caraco, Netherland, 1770's. Silk woven with pale green stripes with a minute pattern alternating with ivory stripe woven with brown stylised flower pattern.

Dutch Silk Caracao A very fresh looking and simple striped Caracao. Ask for photos of the inside which is beautifully worked with some panels of silk brcocade showing to centre back and under arms.

Robe à la Française Date: 1740s Culture: British Medium: silk, pigment, linen Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 58 in. (147.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 40 in. (101.6 cm) Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1995 Accession Number: 1995.235a, b

Detail of front, Dress (Robe à la Française) British Medium: silk, pigment, linen. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Crewel Brightly Embroidered Muslin Caraco from the Late 18th Century

Crewel Brightly Embroidered Muslin Caraco from the Late 18th Century

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