Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1812-1815 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Muslin embroidered in wool Museum number: T.29-1936 Gallery location: Museum of Childhood, Costume, Play and Learn Gallery, case 1 V & A
"Which is why my mistress has left the city, because her love for my kind is too great. But what of you, Prince? You claim you love me but will not say the words about my kind. You cannot truly love me unless you live each and every bit of me. You cannot love me if you will not stand against the injustice of my people."
1823, figured silk trimed with silk. This ensemble represents a very high standard in the quality of its workmanship. It is elaborately decorated with piping (very thin rolls of fabric) and appliqué. The collar of the jacket is constructed to resemble the slashing of 16th and 17th century fashions. The jacket covers the arms and neck and makes the outfit suitable for day wear.