By Folkwear

The #207 Kinsale Cloak stitching development by means of Folkwear originates from eire the place it's been worn for hundreds of years. those complete size cloaks of old origins have been in general made of textile woven from the local black sheep's wool, which supplied a ordinary water repellant.

The social alterations wrought by way of the Potato Famine of 1846 observed a decline within the cloak's reputation; even if, coated with black linen, silk, or satin, it might nonetheless be obvious in West County Cork at the present time.


The cloak of the development will achieve ankle-length on a 5'7" individual. coated and hand accrued right into a extensive collar, it falls in small unpressed pleats to a gracefully curved hem. The cloak fastens on the neck with a wide hook and eye.

The Folkwear model bargains an not obligatory removable hood for ladies that buttons to the cloak below the collar. it can be worn down over the shoulders as an overcape, or pulled up and geared up over the top with ties as a loosely outfitted hood. with out the hood, the cloak nonetheless appears to be like as speeding on males because it did in centuries previous.

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