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Vintage Sweater- Cowichan Snowflake Zip front Cardigan

What's old is New again. From our VINTAGE FINDS, this is a heavyweight wool handknit cardigan zip front sweater. A specialty piece in good condition. Featuring a traditional Salish pattern intarsia. Ribbed cuffs, shawl collar, and bottom hem. Full front metal zipper; Unlined.

COWICHAN knitwear is is an iconic First Nation Clothing item with a fascinating history. Warm and water resistant, these sweaters are visual statements, symbols of West Coast heritage and a symbol for British Columbia. A Canadian cottage industry these garments were named for the Natives of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver island. Contemporary Cowichan sweaters are knit from natural, hand spun, undyed sheep’s wool. The high lanolin content of the wool makes a water repellant, stain resistant sweater that keeps its wearer warm and dry, absorbs body moisture, and ventilates body heat. These sweaters, if taken care of should last for decades. They are passed down from generation to generation.

No label. A rare collectible find. *Fits true to size.

 

-*Size Men's Medium; will fit a women's M/L.

-In good condition; slight pilling

-One of a Kind

-Featured with Majestic West bandana

-Measurements: Shoulder to Shoulder 24", Length 24.5"

                           

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