Jerkin for a breast-feeding woman
Pink silk jerkin or Ottoman coatlet, short and very tight, with points at the front, eight side flaps and a point at the back known as a fox tail, made of wool, silk, wood and metal. The silk is worked with metal thread to form flower baskets, birds with open wings and branches. The hems are covered with gold trimmings. It is lined with homemade canvas, and partly strutted with whalebone, using a complex system of cuts and fillings, leaving the whalebone fixed and flexible at the same time.
This jerkin is especially for a breast-feeding mother, and has two openable covers at the height of the nipples, so that the baby can be fed.
Photo, Lucía Ybarra Zubiaga