Vernet Project: Witzchoura Images

As a quick recap, I started my witzchoura research journey here, being confused about how the word was spelled. After sharing that with you, I moved on to look at basic witzchoura definitions and then further witzchoura references, but I haven’t really shared images of witzchouras with you yet, so that’s what this post is going to focus on.

Out of the thousands of pins on my historic clothing Pinterest boards, the images below are the only ones I could find that specifically mention that they show a witzchoura. (Never fear, I’ll be looking at not-quite-witzchouras in a future post.)  If you know of any other images that specifically name the garment shown as being a witzchoura please let me know!

I find it interesting that two are yellow and two are blue. Also interesting that all the furs that are depicted are textured or downright weird (like the first one with the flower-fur… what is that?). However, in terms of materials there is variation: one of merino (wool), one of reps (could be wool, silk, or cotton, according to the OED), and two of velvet (fabric content unknown, though wool, silk, or cotton would seem to be likely).


Costume Parisien, 1812


Costume Parisien, 1813


Costume Parisien, 1818


Costume Parisien, 1820


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2 Responses to Vernet Project: Witzchoura Images

  1. Nessa says:

    Those plates are all so beautiful. 🙂 I very much like the first one and I don’t think I have seen it before.

  2. Lauren Stern says:

    I love the first one with the flower pattern in the fur, it’s so…SUNNY for a winter outfit!

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