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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Government House Costume Museum 3

I realized yesterday that despite two posts devoted to the Costume Museum I had not included any photos of actual costumes. Here are a couple. Above is a striking ensemble worn on official occasions by a former female Lieutenant-Governor that incorporates First Nations motifs. Below is a closeup of a jacket worn by a former male Lieutenant-Governor that uses a lot of gold braid - real gold braid - and there is so much of it on this jacket that it weighs in at thirty-five pounds (about fifteen kilos).


William Kendall said...

Fascinating detail, particularly on the second one!

JoJo said...

A 35 lb jacket? Wow! I love the First Nations designs.