Now, I must honor something that too, is a veteran in it’s own right. It has seen things and stood strong against the test of time. I gave you a hint of my latest acquisition in a previous post but here it is piece by piece. It is vintage, full of mustiness & wear, but I instantly fell in love.
Full of curiosity, I sent off for an appraisal and the findings were so very rewarding. According to Deborah Miller Appraisals, this coat is from the 1950’s and see that beautiful crewel work? It is handcrafted by a professional. It is a technique that is over 1000 years old. This type of work is hardly ever done these days but seen in fine vintage pieces from all over the world.
I believe that the buttons are from the horns or bones or an animal as I’ve another coat with the same type buttons. This too, for now, remains a mystery.
Thank you to Mario & Mario, Jr. for having this one of a kind coat at your booth. It spoke to me and I had to speak back.