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  • Valancy Gilliam
    LOL Thank you everyone for the help! Wow! While I was looking to recreate the cloak, I wasn t going to go for an exact look. (grin) I loved the embroidery
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 6, 2009
      LOL Thank you everyone for the help! Wow! While I was looking to 'recreate'
      the cloak, I wasn't going to go for an exact look. (grin) I loved the
      embroidery and the cut of the cloak and such. However, as a holder of a
      bachelors honors in history, the information has not gone to waste. >:) I
      do believe I will give this book a look, though, Don, I thank you!

      I'm enjoying the convos on the list as well. Hope everyone has a good
      upcoming holiday weekend!


      On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Don McCunn <
      Don@...> wrote:

      > Wolfie,
      > That is from Carl Kohler's "A History of Costume." I have an early 1963
      > edition of his book which is in black and white. In my edition that cloak is
      > Fig. 330 on page 266.
      > I just checked Amazon which has kept this book in print. The illustration
      > you are interest in is still in the List of Illustrations. If you use
      > Amazon's "Look Inside" feature and scroll to the description in the List of
      > Illustrations, it gives the dimensions of the cape.
      > http://www.amazon.com/History-Costume-Carl-Kohler/dp/0486210308/
      > I see from the caption that the cape is from the Nurnberg Museum in
      > Germany. I see they have a forthcoming website in English. But if you speak
      > German, you might be able to find more on the cape there.
      > http://www.gnm.de/index_en.html
      > Best,
      > Don McCunn
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/How-to-Make-Sewing-Patterns/
      > > I am in love with this cloak Tara has posted on the Costumer Manifesto
      > (well, considering I LIVE on the site, it shouldn't be a shock).
      > >
      > > http://www.costumes.org/history/kohler/328.jpg
      > >
      > > However, when I first found this cloak I *swear* I found a color version
      > of this and that it was blue with the border trim embroidery a gold thread.
      > Does anyone know what book/tract this is from? I cannot find any other
      > reference on where this was taken. From the caption, it's likely an older
      > publication, 1940s-1960s. Also, it's Germanic from the language. Other than
      > that, I'm at a loss. I would dearly LOVE to create it, right down to the
      > embroidery. The edging looks either frayed (likely) or perhaps a fur
      > trimming? And what is the lining?
      > >
      > > If anyone can help with this I would be SO grateful. I am now off to
      > peruse my books to decide what to put on my Greek chiton!
      > >
      > > Wolfie
      > >

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