COWICHAN KNIT VINTAGE CANADIAN CARDIGAN
Regular price £125.00
Vintage red and blue Cowichan cardigan
This is a rare vintage Cowichan Canadian knitted cardigan in traditional style with shawl collar, original metal zip at front and two pockets. It has a Navy blue base with white stars and red Canadian maple leaves on a beige background. This is a really sought after piece of vintage history. This is unisex and a large style oversize cardigan. Good condition for its age with no issues. Previous owner was 'Nasty Nick' Bateman who was on the first UK series of Big Brother in 2000. Original metal zip says ' Lightning' and where you secure it at the bottom it says 'LF'.
Will fit chest up to 44in/112cm
Shoulder to hem 30in/77cm
About Cowichan knits
Cowichan knitting is a form of knitting characteristic of the Cowichan tribes people of southeastern Vancouver Island, Canada. Cowichan sweaters and cardigans are always hand knitted and made of thick, handspun, one-ply natural-coloured yarn in two or three colours, producing a warm bulky outer garment. The classic Cowichan of the 20th century was knitted in coat style, fastened at the front by buttons or a zip, hip-length, with a shawl collar, and usually ornamented with indigenous or sporting motifs.