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Wildwoodrose Vintage

Authentic Cowichan Sweater - Ladies Small to Medium

Authentic Cowichan Sweater - Ladies Small to Medium

Regular price $170.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $170.00 USD
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More than an iconic Canadian symbol and winter fashion staple, the Cowichan (ko·wee·chn) sweater is a cherished First Nations art form and tradition. In the late 19th century, Scottish settlers introduced sheep to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and the Coast Salish people who inhabited the land. Cowichan sweaters evolved from Salish weaving and processing methods combined with the use of sheep’s wool and European knitting practices.

Authentic Cowichan sweaters are hand-knit, resilient, and with care, can last for decades. The wool is undyed and thus comes in, well, sheep colors: cream, grey, brown, and sometimes black. Due to the fiber’s high lanolin (also known as wool wax) content, these bulky-knit sweaters are water-resistant. While Cowichan sweaters come in many different designs, a Thunderbird motif is considered classic.

Our sweater is right from the Cowichan Valley where I live!  It features the classic Thunderbird.

Chest: 40"

Nape to Hem: 27"

Sleeve: 31.5"

Back Width: 16.5"

Shoulder to Shoulder: 20"

Hem Circumference: 32"

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