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Nepalese Velvet Jacket

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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).

Machine wash.

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Nepalese Velvet Jacket
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Good cut (3)
  • Stylish (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Going out (4)
    • Travel (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        80% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        80% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual dresser (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    5.0

    Great jacket!

    By BethW

    from Castro Valley, CA

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Color
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Nepalese Velvet Jacket:

      The photo does not do this jacket justice -- the red color is fantastic with black slacks and a sleeveless mock t-neck. I did not expect to like this as much as I do, perfect for holiday office party. A string of pearls topped off the outfit.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      coat returned

      By wife

      from m ontréal canada

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Warm
      • Poor Fit
      • Runs Small

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Travel

      Comments about Nepalese Velvet Jacket:

      returned too small aand disappointed with material

      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too long
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Grain of salt re teenager comments

      By Solvej

      from Washington, D.C.

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Unflattering Shape

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nepalese Velvet Jacket:

        Star ratings re teenager comment need to be taken with a grain of salt. My 15-yr. old says this is uncomfortable, the only time she ever said that. I purchased a short sleeve black shirt for her to wear under this (like the model photo), but that did not help - don't know if a long-sleeve would improve comfort, but not willing to try. Baggy for my teenager. I still like it, for someone else.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        love it, bought it in burgundy,

        By bcbasslet

        from new york

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Good Cut
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Going Out
          • Travel
          • Work

          Comments about Nepalese Velvet Jacket:

          again, a score! great color red for a brunette. i feel like everything i've ever bought from natgeo has worked, for me or my family. i think these guys really work hard to protect the brand.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great jacket!

          By Mom

          from Ohio

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Cut
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Versatile
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Going Out
            • Work

            Comments about Nepalese Velvet Jacket:

            It was a wonderful gift to two daughter-in-laws. They loved the jackets!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Color goes with that little Black Dress.

            By Ruth

            from Lakewood

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Chic
            • Comfortable
            • Good Cut
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish
            • Versatile
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • First Date Impression
              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about Nepalese Velvet Jacket:

              You will stand out in a crowd, with this Jacket !

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length

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