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Caraco (Jacket)

circa 1780

Unknown Maker (, - present)

After 1770, a more relaxed approach to a woman's wardrobe included a short, fitted jacket known as a caraco. These jackets were often worn with a fichu (a triangular scarf) and paired with a quilted petticoat or a fashionable skirt.

silk faille

Museum Purchase: Auxiliary Costume Fund 2003.111.2

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH