This elegant quilted jacket is perfect for travelers who want to let their colors shinesome of the time. It reverses from ivory-hued cotton to bright, hand-loomed, Madras-style plaid linen. Embroidered flowers and leaves decorate the entire front, back, and sleeves no matter which side is worn. Features fabric-covered buttons.
Paintings of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity and the embodiment of beauty, standing on a lotus blossom, inspired the floral design. Lotus flower petals are typically smooth, but here the designer chose to create a fanciful scalloped edge that evokes the ruffled garlands of marigold, jasmine, and roses that devotees offer at the goddess’s shrines.
Made in India. Cotton, linen, and rayon. Women’s sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18).
The jacket is pretty and an unusual design. It is not trendy or overdone. The darker side (when reversed) is less attractive & the stitches look like the "wrong side." The sleeves are very long, but when the cuff is turned back, the inside color does not blend with the light outside colors.
Feels true to size
Feels too long
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