1960s Bright Rudy Thread Hand Embroidered Black Caftan

The needlework done on this caftan is fantastic - the deep ruby mixed with bits of blue, yellow and green absolutely pops off of the black background and there is an incredible amount of work on it. The caftan is cut long and lean and has a medium weight to it -  light enough so it does not feel bulky but with enough weight to hold the shape. This is partly due to the base fabric which feels like a mix of cotton, linen and perhaps a touch of a synthetic. I love the dramatic panels of hand done needlepoint embroidery work that run extensively down each side  and around the lower hem. More embroidery work runs down each wide sleeve and across the entire front panel in huge breastplate design. The sleeves are fantastic with a wide cut that really shows off the panels of design trailing down each and circling the cuff. It is cut with a classic caftan feel - a simple column that widens out as it nears the hem and slits on either side for comfort when you move and walk in it. It has a great exotic feeling and really makes a dramatic statement. Excellent condition and appears unworn

Unlined and slips over the head to wear. A hook & eye sits at the top of the neck so you can wear it closed so it forms a keyhole or open. The caftan cut allows it to fit a larger range of sizing.

Sleeves: 23.5"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# E600

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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