This is a vintage 1970s embroidered suede vest with Karakul lamb shearling interior and fur trim. These vests are of Afghan origin and called Pustincha in their native country where they were traditional garments worn by the general population, the more ornate ones signifying the wealth of the owner. These were brought back to the West during the 60s and 70s by hippie entrepreneurs and popularized by rock musicians. This one is made with a brown suede exterior that is embroidered with black, red, yellow and white stitching forming floral shapes. There are two metal hooks and eyes (one hook is missing) but I think that these may have been added as these generally were meant to be worn open.
Sizing: No size is indicated, but it should fit a small size - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the suede and fur into account:
Shoulders: 13 3/4” across the top
Bust: 37” around, hooked closed, 40” approximate with an open gap
Bottom: 39” around
Overall length: 21” measured flat at the back
Condition: It is in very clean condition - looks like it saw very little use.
This is original and authentic - difficult to find authentic 70s era Afghani examples like this!

ITEM ID
RL-poppy3835
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Black, Brown, Red, White, Yellow
AGE
1970's
FASHION ERA
1970's
ITEM SIZE
S

Poppy's Vintage Clothing

Vintage 1970s Embroidered Suede Vest Hippie Chic Pustincha Size S

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