Rare 1960s Sybil Connolly Crochet Cape

Sybil Connolly pieces are very rare things and this fantastic hand crocheted cape is one of two that I believe where made and the only other example is not labeled as this one is and a slightly different length. Hand done from a thick black yarn, it is tightly knitted/crocheted to form a full cape that has open work deign near the hem The same open work pattern is picked up at the elaborate and dramatic hood that can been worn up or down to create a full and striking collar. There are two big snaps to close at the neck and these are hidden under the yarn work as not to break the line. It is fairly heavy and has a decided arts and crafts, raw feel about it - very primal and earth. Its really a striking and rare piece. Connolly was an Irish designer that is renowned for using and bringing to the forefront, crochet, linens, yarns and laces in unusual ways in a time when these where not typically fashionable fabrics. Here pieces are very hard to find. Excellent condition. Item# C86

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