Vintage Horse Cowichan Sweater 1957 Mary Maxim Prairie Prancers 416 Ladies S M
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This is an original vintage Mary Maxim sweater featuring a horse theme called “Prairie Prancers”, pattern number 416 for ladies, issued in 1957. Mary Maxim was an Ontario, Canada firm that expanded into the United States in 1956. They were known for their high quality knitting yarns and sweater designs. The pattern on this sweater is wonderful, with a prancing horse on either front side and two horses side by side on the back. There is a horse head on either sleeve and the pattern is framed by alternating orange and brown diamonds. There is a pocket built onto either lower front side. The sleeves are made in a raglan style and the background colour is a tan brown. The sweater is lined in a brown rayon fabric. The sweater does up with a metal zipper down the front. These types of sweaters are called Cowichans after a British Columbia native tribe called the Salish who live in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. They are also referred to as curling sweaters by the Canadians.
Label: No label - hand knitted
Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a small to medium size - in any case, please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Sleeves: 26” long from the neck seam
Sleeve Inseam: 16” long
Bust: 36”, taken under the arms
Overall length: 27“
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odours. The sweater is very clean and looks like it saw little use and was well stored over the years.
This sweater has a wonderful design to it - wonderful for the horse lover!