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Very Rare 1940s Indian Crewel Coat

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.

In all my years of vintage trading I have never before come across an item like this. I have spent several hours researching this absolutely stunning coat, but I have not been able to find much about it so I think it is a very rare piece. My instinct tells me it is 1940s owing to the fact it has small shoulder pads and the shape fits with the era. The embroidery is crewel work and it most have taken many hours to do. I suspect it is Indian in origin, possibly Kashmiri. Whatever its exact heritage, the craftsmanship is absolutely incredible and this is a very, very special piece.


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