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Object Name Coat
Description Hand woven purple woman's coat by Doris O'Brien which is short at the front and long at the back and called "Phantom of the Opera".

Fabric: Handwoven wool fabric with purple weft (horizontal) threads and mainly purple warp (longitudinal) threads with some red and cream.

Front: Neckline has shawl collar backed with red taffeta. Double breasted with two sets of red buttons. Bust darts and side panel each side. Skirt of coat extends a short way forward from side seams.

Back: Centre back seam and side panels in top. Below waist the skirt falls in four panels to the floor.

Sleeves: Long tapered set in sleeves with upper and lower arm pieces.

Lining: Fully lined with red taffeta.

Construction: Hand spun and hand woven.

Maker's tag: "Handcrafted by Doris O'Brien" with address and washing instructions.
Date 2005
Catalogue Number 2011/210.01
Dimensions W-53 cm