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Jacket (Nepal)

Sleeve of a mid-nineteenth century woman's jacket from Nepal. Sleeve of a mid-nineteenth century woman's jacket from Nepal. Copyright Victoria & Albert Museum, London, acc. no. 038(IS).

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a remarkable woman's jacket from Nepal, dating to the mid-nineteenth century. It seems inspired by contemporary European/British military uniforms. The velvet garment has large cuffs, epaulettes and the front panels are densely embroidered with seed pearls, sequins and gold thread.

The jacket measures 43 cm in length. The sleeves are 56 cm. The jacket was acquired in Nepal for the India Museum, London, in 1855.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 2 September 2016).

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