Besides the young man,s wedding coat there were three other pieces in the exhibition. A widow's dress from Palestine.
Then two outfits, with different embroidery designs, from Pakistan, or near Pakistan. They both had coins from Pakistan sewn onto the pieces as decoration. Both were very heavy. This was caused by the metal that was sewn onto the surface and the material used. The material was a heavy cotton but the fullness at the bottom of both pieces was formed by adding lots of inserts, with lots of seams. They would have moved beautifully when the person wearing either of them moved. They were made for movement. The sleeves in both pieces are a work of art in their own right.
Outfit No 1
Press studs were used as decoration as well as coins.
You an see Pakistan stamped on this coin.
These sections on the sleeves must have taken ages to stitch.
Outfit No 2
Not as much metal used in this one, but lots of buttons.
With small squares of fabric appliqued in place around the edge.