KASHMIR 

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Rare Vintage Kashmiri embroideries form the front panels of this one of a kind coat.

Vintage Kashmiri embroidered front panel, 100% Boiled Merino Wool, NZ Wild Rabbit Eco Fur back panel, collar, sleeve caps & cuffs, 100% silk lining (avocado). 50% wool 50% cotton interlining. 























































































A coat befitting a high country estate owner. Step into your Range Rover or Landrover and survey your land satisfied you're looking fantastic and the part in a garment handcrafted from one hundred percent boiled merino wool and New Zealand’s very own wild rabbit eco fur. New Zealand wild rabbit eco fur is warm soft and beautiful. You can be safe in the knowledge that your coat has not contributed to the demise and mistreatment of an indigenous animal. But in fact you are wearing a pest resource which must be culled to prevent from reaching plague proportions. You are really  contributing to the environmental wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand. The front panels of this remarkable coat are formed from Vintage Kashmiri Kashida embroidery. Delicate and intricate and rich in colour these front panels will stand out in any setting be you at  a luxury mountain retreat, downtown Aspen, Whistler, Berlin or Paris. Perfect for a ski holiday or apres ski at a luxurious outdoor bar. The combination with fur and top quality wool sets it off perfectly. Rose and cream tones contrast exquisitely with the wool’s chocolate brown and the natural tawny tones of the wild rabbit fur. The one hundred percent silk lining is in a complementary yet contrasting tone of avocado with a gentle sheen. Welt pockets make for comfort and versatility. This coat fastens with fur hooks and while not in contact with the actual fur of the garment they are a fitting and rustic style statement.      

Notes on Kashmiri Embroidery. This style of Indian embroidery hails from the north of India and the region of Kashmir. Dating back as far as the eleventh century as a small cottage industry kashidakari embroidery styles were intensely developed from the 15th to the 17th century under the patronage of various sultans who saw great value in the intricate weaving techniques. The shawls became well recognised and valued throughout Kashmir and the Asian subcontinent. 

These very old painstakingly handcrafted embroideries came to me as a gift from a relative. They were separated from one another as small rectangular individual squares and have been refashioned into the bodice of this coat using velvet ribbon