Vintage 1930s White Ostrich Feather Cape 30s Evening Capelet with Matching Purse S / M
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is an evening cape made of off white ostrich feathers. The feathers are individually sewn into an acetate base and the cape is lined in rayon fabric. The cape is secured with two silk ties at the neck and there are feathers that cover the neck. The cape comes with a matching ostrich feather purse.
Material: Ostrich feathers, acetate and rayon
Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a range of sizes. Please note the following measurements, taking the style of the piece into consideration:
Neckline: 21" around, exclusive of the ties
Shoulders: 16"-17" across, estimated
Bust: 42" around, fully closed
Overall length: 25 1/2", measured flat, and including feathers extended above and below the lining
The purse measures 8" high, exclusive of the strap, by 9" wide, including the extended feathers. The actual pocket of the purse measures 4" deep by 3 1/4" wide - this purse is meant more for show than function.
The cape is actually in very good condition - the feathers appear to be well attached and intact. The lining, however, has quite a bit of brown staining - this was found stored inside a trunk, but the feathers were unaffected. Cleaning may be problematic for this piece, so I would either use it as is, or simply have a lining sewn over the stained lining - this should be fairly easy for a good seamstress. The purse is in very good condition with just one very small area next to the center button on one side of the purse, really very very minor.
This is a really a fabulous piece, true 30s glamour - you can just picture a 30s Hollywood star in this piece.......