COWICHAN KNIT VINTAGE CANADIAN CARDIGAN
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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. 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.