Mens banyan, ca 1760 England (ca silk), Cora Ginsburg. A banyan was a comfortable, warm, semi-fitted coat worn by fashionable men at home. They were inspired by coats worn in India which must have caught the interest of European traders.
ritasv: “ Woman’s Robe a la Française Europe, circa 1725 Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Silk plain weave (shot taffeta) Center back petticoat length: 37 ¾ in. Center back robe length: 60 ¼ in. cm) Purchased with.
Detail: court suit, in purple velvet w/ white satin waistcoat. Both coat & waistcoat lavishly embroidered w/ naturalistic flowers: Lily of the vally, narcissus, & forget-me-nots. Sir John Stanley of Alderley, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber for George III.