His Imperial Majesty's Own Escort Service Uniform Cherkeska

Uniform, Military; Cherkeska

Materials:

Felt, Satin, Thread and Metal

Dimensions:

H 116 cm x W 152 cm

Accession Number:

11.97

Credit Line:

Gift. Ob'edinenie Pervopokhodnikov. 1997

Description

Cherkeska (circassian coat). Part of service uniform of His Imperial Majesty's Own Escort (Собственный Его Императорского Величества Конвой). Green-gray felt edged with black twisted cord. On each side of chest are twelve cartridge pockets with bullets. Purple satin lining. Cherkeska appears to have been made in the second half of the 20th century.