Master of ceremonies' cloak, 1797

Master of ceremonies' cloak, 1797

Master of ceremonies' cloak
1797
Silver cords and threads
Museum no.TK-1682
© The Moscow Kremlin Museums

Tassels made of gold and silver-wrapped threads are often used in court dress and uniforms. The cloak worn by the Master of Ceremonies at the Russian coronation in 1797 is fastened with silver cords ending in intricate tassels. Tiny florets made of narrow strips of parchment wrapped with silver thread, dangle from richly worked silver finials.