blue velvet stripes jacket

Provence
€ 649,00 EUR

One of a kind workwear jacket made from an antique velvet cotton fabric from an antique proven al sofa. It has a deep blue background with yellow and black stripes and small flowers. Relaxed cut. Three patch pockets. Button closure.

- unisex size S/M
- antique velvet cotton fabric found near Avignon, France
- vintage buttons
- cut and sewn by Pauline/Laura in Marseille, France

Nathan is 1,83m (6ft) tall and wearing a size S/M

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blue velvet stripes jacket
blue velvet stripes jacket
blue velvet stripes jacket
blue velvet stripes jacket
blue velvet stripes jacket
blue velvet stripes jacket
blue velvet stripes jacket
blue velvet stripes jacket

blue velvet stripes jacket

Provence
€ 649,00 EUR

One of a kind workwear jacket made from an antique velvet cotton fabric from an antique proven al sofa. It has a deep blue background with yellow and black stripes and small flowers. Relaxed cut. Three patch pockets. Button closure.

- unisex size S/M
- antique velvet cotton fabric found near Avignon, France
- vintage buttons
- cut and sewn by Pauline/Laura in Marseille, France

Nathan is 1,83m (6ft) tall and wearing a size S/M

full description
sizing
handmade
care instructions

The savoir-faire

Provençal textiles

In the 17th century, Marseille became the entry point of fabrics coming from the Levant. It is thanks to this ‘open door to the Orient’, such a place of choice, that Provence was the first to discover the sumptuous colourful fabrics from the Orient, and adapted them to make typically Provencal art. Consequently, Marseille became the cradle of Indienne and piqué fabrics well before the first half of the 18th century.

Since the end of the 17th century, with the adoption of sewing and quilting techniques in Provence, and printed cotton fabrics with coloured motifs of seedlings, Provençal clothing traditions were established. At this time, the lifestyle of people of Provence radically changed, trading their woollen rags for airy colourful cotton clothing. 

Two different techniques of quilting were adopted in Provence. The implementation of piqué within the fabrication of quilted Indienne printed bedcovers was met with great success in the 18th and 19th centuries. Boutis, otherwise known as piqué de Marseille, as for it, is a very refined style of needlework particular of Marseille.

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