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Very Rare 1940s Kashmiri Aari Shirt

Totally unique, vintage Kashmiri coat


Availability: 1 in stock

  • Era 1940s
  • Bust 36"
  • Waist 30"
  • Hips 38"
  • Label None
  • Fabric Cotton
  • Condition Great

    The jacket is in great vintage condition, however there is a patch of wear towards the hem at the front. The embroidery means this isn’t that noticeable, but you may want to patch it. This jacket is long so it could be shortened if required. Otherwise the condition is excellent. This item is bought as seen.

  • Best fit UK 10

    The best fit is a recommendation only. Please refer to other measurements for accurate fitting.

Absolutely stunning and very rare 1940s Kashmiri Aari shirt. Aari embroidery is one of the oldest forms of embroidery in India. Traditionally it is done by hand with a pen-like needle that matches the shape of crochet hooks. This work is highly valued for its refined and delicate thread work. Creating a piece like this would have been extremely labour intensive which is why modern Aari embroidery is created on machines.

This incredible piece (called a shirt in Kashmir) would have originally been worn with matching culottes however, the quality and weight of the fabric means it could very easily be worn as a jacket.

A truly one off and stand out piece.


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From 1930s bias cut gowns to 1940s tea dresses; 1960s mod suits to 1970s dagger collar shirts, our carefully curated collection of vintage fashion caters for a wide variety of tastes, sizes and budgets.

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