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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

a different sort of fox collar

Given by Messrs Harrods Ltdhttp://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O120111/suit-unknown/
Or a jackal collar, but that's not as catchy.  This goes a bit outside the usual pet perimeters, but I couldn't resist showing you this find from the Victoria & Albert Museum.  This is a linen coat with a velvet collar embroidered in metal thread, made in Britain circa 1800-1820.  As you might imagine from its lighter, cooler textile and the word HUNT at the end, this was worn while hunting in a hot climate.  I dislike the idea of fox hunts, so I'll hope this coat is so gently worn because all the foxes were too fast, too smart, and just out of sight.

1 comment:

parlance said...

I hope it was worn by someone who hung back, unobtrusively trying to give the fox a chance.

Just gorgeous to look at.