Just wanted you to know I have added my Pinterest on the upper left sidebar, for those who want to go have a look. One of my new subjects on that Pinterest account is Circassian Costume (Abkhaz, Kabardino , Abdyge, Adygey, Balkan, Cherkess, Chechan and more). I noticed how much the Victorian clothing of the 1800's , especially the design of the bodices, resemble the ancient costume of the people of the Caucasus Mountains. This painting by Edmund Leighton has the sleeves of that traditional costume.
I discovered I had a pattern from the 1980's with the similarities of the Circassian styles, and I recognize sleeves of the coat. I plan to make the one pictured in the middle that is burgundy colored, in emerald green with gold trim.
Note the unusual sleeves in these 19th century paintings which depicted a by-gone era even during the artists own century: these have similarities to the Circassian and Coassak historical costumes.