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Cloak

ca. 1815
Origin: Great Britain, England or Scotland
OL: 55"; Selvage width: 21"; Lining selvage width: 35 3/4"
Worsted wool with woolen lining
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1956-4
Woman's cloak of plaid worsted with "hard" finish, woven of red, green, white, and black tartan-like fabric in plain weave. The long, loose garment is pleated to a narrow yoke at the shoulders, with a thirteen inch-deep shoulder cape attached at the neckline. The neckline is topped with a standing ruffle 4 1/2" wide. The cloak is fastened at the neck with a large hook and eye. Vertical welt arm slits are positioned on both sides of the front. The cloak and cape-collar are fully lined with heavily napped green tabby-woven woolen, probably called "baize." The inside of the yoke has hanging loop.