Costume, magician's tail coat with secret pockets, silk/velvet/cotton, Jandaschewsky family, [Australia], 1900-1960
Costume, magician's tail coat made of black silk and lined with aubergine cotton originally with 4 buttons (only 3 remain). The wearer's right sleeve is shorter than the right, probably due to a trick compartment/pocket. The left sleeve has a tattered red silk handkerchief attached to the inside with plastic fishing wire. Inside the front flaps of the jacket are several 'secret' pockets of velvet, cotton and silk, from one (near armhole) an orange tube emerges. The collar is a 'bal' or convertible style and is very worn. There are two black buttons at centre back. Jacket has been repaired by hand under the arms and in various other areas. General appearance is worn and tattered.