The quilting method called "trapunto" that accents this lightweight jacket is found in the traditional garments worn by the Gurung tribe in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. In trapunto, originally an Italian technique, the design is sewn into two layers of fabric, and then raised shapes are created by inserting stuffing through slits or spaces in the weave of the backing fabric. It was popular in the U.S. through the Civil War, but few designers today take the time to work the technique by hand.
With handmade velvet, backed with black satin brocade, this jacket is just as striking when paired with an evening skirt during the holiday season as it is with jeans year-round. Features a stand up collar and frog button closure.
Handmade by artisans in Nepal. Velvet is 100% cotton. Lining is 100% polyester. Women’s sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18).