spanish jacket


Embroidered piqué jacket, ca. 1740, Museo del Traje, Spain.

Sometimes all you need is a nice example of beautiful garden embroidery.

These jackets were typical from the first half of the 18th century, on front they completed the look with a stomacher. The main characteristic of these jackets (“casaca” in Spanish) are the deep folds on the sides and the big cuffs usually in a triangular shape or with horizontal folds (this one has triangular cuffs).