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Coat: Lydia's Coat

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Woman's crocheted wool coat in subtle shades of light to dark blue and purple in undulating pattern of waves and cloudlike forms, trimmed with three-dimensional floral shapes in pinks, cream and green at shawl collar and asymmetrical front closure. Coat lined with silk plain weave, except...

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1975, Lydia Bach (original commission). By 2009, with Torso Vintages, San Francisco, CA; 2010, sold by Torso Vintages to Lauren Whitley, Lawrence, MA; sold by Whitley to the MFA. (Accession date: February 24, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Daphne Farago


Reproduced with permission.

Woman's coat

American, 1974–75

Object Place

United States


Center back: 123 cm (48 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; crocheted


Textiles and Fashion Arts