There's much more to come on this subject, including photos (which I have express permission to post, it's really good to be friends with a curator!), but I couldn't let you all hang in suspense while I prepare the big post. Especially while it's fresh in my mind!
A few notes on the cloak, that are of interest to me, and I'm assuming you all, too:
- The scarlet red cloak is not stitched with scarlet red thread! The seams are sewn with yellow thread; however you don't see the yellow for the most part.
- The black velvet trim is only on the right side of the fabric and is stitched with black thread.
- This cloak has both a hood and a collar.
- There are two strange, non-working "pockets," for lack of a better term, up by the shoulders. They are stitched down on three sides.