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Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket

Price: $75.00

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Throughout India, embroidery and needlework are highly developed local folk arts. In the region of Kashmir however, needlework was the domain of highly skilled royal craftspeople. Worked in a flat chain stitch called ari, embroidery flows like brushstrokes across this distinctive cotton canvas jacket. The cut is not fitted, but is rather an updated and relaxed version of the popular Nehru style.


Hand-embroidered in India. 100% cotton canvas. Full poly lining.


Dry clean only.

In Himalayan Kashmir and northern India, chain stitch embroidery is a refined art, worked using cotton, silk, or wool. An awl-like hook called an ari is used instead of a needle to create a refined ''cobbler's stitch,'' which allows the craftsman to cover a larger area of work in a shorter time. This is one of the reasons why ari embroidery often covers large areas, if not the entire body, of the textile or garment it adorns.


Royal women in Kutch, in northern India, were major patrons of early ari artists, and commissioned work covered in typical Persian motifs of peacocks and flowers. So delicate are some of the best examples of this embroidery that the most intricately adorned fabrics are said to be ''under ari's spell.''


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Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Stylish (5)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Good cut (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Going out (5)
    • Travel (3)
    • Work (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        Feels too large

         

        60% 

        (3 reviews)

      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        Feels too long

         

        60% 

        (3 reviews)

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Classic dresser (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best quality, good value

    By Suanne

    from Wheeling WV

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Design On Both Sides
    • Embroidered On Both Sides
    • Excellent Quality
    • Good value
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Going Out
      • Work

      Comments about Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket:

      The design work is very detailed, and not sloppy. The jacket is lined, and will work very well for summer and early fall. You can dress it down and wear with jeans, or dress it up and pair with slacks.
      Very pleased with quality, and value.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels too large
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too long
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      No sizing!!

      By Peggy the purchaser

      from Victoria BC Canada

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive colors
      • Attractive Design
      • Good Cut
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • No Sizing Chart

      Best Uses

      • Going Out

      Comments about Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket:

      Although I am a casual dresser, I do enjoy dressing up when going out, and this jacket is stylish and attractive. Unfortunately, it is also very big for me, and I am going to have to alter it to fit. Fortunately, I am capable of doing that, but for someone who is not a sewer it could be an expensive problem.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels too large
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too long
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      A versatile showpiece

      By LuLu

      from Woodhaven NY

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Going Out
        • Travel
        • Work

        Comments about Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket:

        I love that this light-weight jacket packs easily, goes with many other colors, and quickly dresses up a simple top and trousers outfit. Great for women's club meetings, lunches out, museum visits, and, of course travel.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Clothes for Me

        from Oklahoma City, OK

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Color coordinated well
        • Comfortable
        • Emboidered beautifully
        • Good Cut
        • Nicely lined
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket:

          Versatile - can dress up or down.
          Can be worn anywhere.

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          What a shame!

          By Shopper

          from Morgan City, LA

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Excellent workmanship
          • Good Cut
          • Great colors
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Sleeves Too Big
          • sleeves too long

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Going Out
          • Travel
          • Work

          Comments about Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket:

          I wanted the jacket for dressing up a plain outfit, going from casual in the daytime to dressier at night. The jacket is perfect except for the sleeves--too long and too roomy under the arms. What a shame!

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

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