FANTASTIC VIBRANT PURPLE WELSH TAPESTRY 70s CAPE - M
£66 paid on layaway and deducted off price
Warm purple Welsh cape, a truly vibrant one, with bold tapestry pattern in white, black and light sky blue. I love this one, it's a showstopper, one of those pieces that you just can't go unnoticed in. Cape fastens with four black chunky shank buttons to the side of the neck and a small hidden popper fastener to the collar. It has a open slit front panel which can be belted in to create a more fitted silhouette and this makes it less restricting and less oversized that most capes. It has pockets on the front panel below the waist. Pure wool lined in maroon polyester. Approx 60s/70s era. Label is Welsh Woollens. Woven in Wales.
NB. It's very hard to capture the true colour on this, it's a really vivid warm purple, close up a combination of dark pink and dark lavender - very rich!
Not labeled with a size but fits approx like a Medium, I think this could suit anywhere from a UK10 to a UK12-14. For your best fit please refer to the measurements.
Fit on model: fits as shown.
Coat is 30" long.
Approx 54" around the front/bust and shoulders/arms- I would estimate to best fit a 35-37” bust well
Front panel measures 16" across from arm opening to arm opening
Approx 17-18" from shoulder to shoulder
Good condition with some slight wear and some marks, though looks great on regardless and the vivid colour and pattern is very forgiving.
-This has some small marks and an area of discolouration on the front panel at the waist. It's more visible in the photos than in real life and as you would cover this with a belt with worn, I don't think it detracts that much. I have cleaned and spot treated and this has reduced it slightly, so may come out with some persistence.
-Sadly no longer comes with the matching belt, but this looks great with a plain black leather belt, so easily replaced.
-One small darn to the front panel, not noticeable when worn, see photo.
-Some small signs of wear to the lining, slight reddish discolouration around extremities, and some small holes, though as this is on the inside it can't be seen when worn.