Long jacket in 1770s style, mandarin collar. Machine embroidery references Captain James Cook's Pacific travels, Joseph Banks, the Tahitian Tupaia, and a Maori. Garment is made of used decorated Tongan tapa cloth and is fully lined with calico. Maker's professional label is sewn into the inside of the collar. Ten embroidered tapa-covered-buttons down the proper left front edge, no buttonholes on the proper right front edge. Four inverted pleats across the back, an embroidered button above each. Sleeves have wide cuffs, each has three embroidered buttons. Two pockets: embroidered flaps and lined with calico.
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Jo Torr: Maker
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Torr, Jo



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