British Military Style Jacket from Bethlehem

Jacket from Bethlehem, Palestine, 1920's. Jacket from Bethlehem, Palestine, 1920's. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2001.0120.

The Textile Research Centre in Leiden houses a jacket from Bethlehem, which dates to the 1920's and is made of factory-made velvet and decorated with hand embroidered couching showing stylised flowers and geometric motifs.

This type of work was made for the international tourist trade of the 1920's. The design of the garment is based on a British military dress jacket.

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 14 November 2016).


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