My mother is visiting me! She found this wonderful jacket in a thrift store for $7. It’s covered in couched cording and needlelace cutouts. The tag says it is Sandy Starkman, 100% silk, and made in India. Suddenly, I have an intense interest in researching Sandy Starkman and his design company. I will let y’all know what I find!
I thought y’all would like to see closeups of the front.
The sleeves are just as embellished:
Now take a look at the back of the jacket:
I just love the needle lace on this jacket. Here are some closeups of it:
Wow! I wonder if it was a wedding jacket, but it looks so Western/Cowboy. Absolutely gorgeous.
It doesn’t look Western/Cowboy in person – I think the shine of the silk didn’t come through in the photos very well. It’s green with a bronze tint. Looks rather Indian.
If it were European, I’d be thinking Richelieu work, but – please – see what you can discover!
Oh! I want it!
There is another on ebay right now.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sandy-Starkman-Green-Embroidered-Jacket-Sz-S-/370531952118?pt=US_CSA_WC_Outerwear&hash=item56456ce5f6 for y’all commenters that are interested
What a fabulous jacket!
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