One of Serbia’s most significant craft traditions are kilims, or flat woven rugs, made in the historic southeastern town of Pirot. They were a symbol of Serbian royalty in the early part of the 20th century, and they’re still used frequently at state functions. The geometric designs are so often imitated that they’ve been “trademarked” with a geographical indication, similar to the way that only sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France can truly be called champagne.
Artisans in both the bustling capital of Belgrade and the small town of Blace make our soft, textured cotton cardigan, using stripes, swirls, and stylized floral patterns inspired by Pirot’s signature woven kilims. Both the front and back are patterned, and four coconut-wood buttons serve as the closure on this swingy style.
Made in Serbia. 100% Egyptian cotton. Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16–18).
This sweater is overpriced and not a pictured. The colors are more muted and not as vibrant as shown. The green was grayish and the quality was not equal to the price.
Feels true to size
Feels too long
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