Dagenham Girl Piper jacket

Object number

LDVAL 2007.31.1

Date

after 1935 – before 1950

Physical description

Black velvet skirted jacket that fastens with a single cufflink style button. The skirt is divided into 6 sections, with 4 larger hexagonal pieces and two ?tails?. The larger pieces have 2 layers, of which the smaller top layer has 3 vertical braids with gilded square buttons at the end. The 2 front pieces has a pocket in each of the larger lower sections. The full length sleeves have a deep asymmetrical cuff that is folded back onto the arm. The outer side of the cuff has 3 braids, which increase in length, each one finished with a gilt square button. A double width, floral lace frill hangs from the end of the cuff. On each shoulder is a single epaulet with braiding and a button. There is a button at the top of each tail on the reverse of the skirt. The gilded square buttons contain a central motif of a crossed sword and axe, with a shield on top embossed with a lion rampant. Around the circumference are (possibly Gaelic) words. The inside is lined with grey cotton, and all seams are handstitched.

Condition

Size

Body length: 435mm
Body length: 655mm
Body width: 500mm
Body width: 445mm
Sleeves length: 480mm

Material

Outer: velvet
Lining: Cotton
Buttons: Metal

Inscription

Inscription Cast On buttons: TIR NAN BEANN’S NAN GLEANN’S NAN GAISGEACH

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1705 (2007-08-18)

Looking for records

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Metadata
Start dateafter 1935
End datebefore 1950
Material
velvet
Cotton
Metal