26” length x 35” cuff to cuff
Silk “atlas” ikat (machine-woven)
Lined with a printed-cotton shirting stripe
Two pearl buttons
Very good condition except for stain on bottom front hem
Except for very young children, who needed extra protection from evil spirits, boys and girls dressed much the same way as their parents.
The two shiny pearl buttons probably served as amulets to ward off the Evil Eye, who was notoriously jealous of little children.
If you are interested in this child’s coat and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.