Romantic period Provençal hand-quilted cotton waistcoat made from golden yellow cotton and lined with beige cotton and a thin layer of batting. The layers are hand quilted together with a diamond pattern of perfect little stitches.
Women’s waistcoats were usually sleeveless like a man’s waistcoat, but shorter and shaped to fit over stays. Worn with a petticoat and bedgown, a waistcoat formed part of the informal ensemble of women’s dress.
Woman's Quilted Waistcoat Artist/maker unknown, English Geography: Made in England, Europe, c. 1700 Medium: Plain weave cotton with silk back stitched to cotton batting and backing; linen lining and twill tape