Stylish Oriental Long Coat - 100% Handmade in Cotton and Linen Decorated with Authentic Miao Antique Embroidery Artwork
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* 100% HANDMADE IN SOUTHWEST CHINA, NOT FACTORY MASS PRODUCED *
* 100% Cotton and linen - Comfortable fit, safe for the skin, suitable for mid-season and mild winters *
* One piece ONLY, a rare art collectible - Artistically handcrafted and hand-decorated with rare piece of Miao Antique Embroidery Costume by Miao lady artisans *
* A uniquely luxurious Chinese signature on a fashionable profile with a rare artistic vintage decoration - An artistic Oriental interpretation of modern fashion *
* A unique chance to help our social mission to improve the livelihood of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage! *
This awesome long coat merges in the Western contemporary fashion with a distinctive Chinese flair mixing combo details from Chinese diverse tradition. With a long silhouette recalling Han and Qing traditional garments, this elegant item, unrepeatably crafted from the expert hand of Miao ethnic lady artisans, also incorporates an authentic piece of antique Miao Costume dress as old as 50 fifty years, featuring the worldly renowned, irreproducible craftsmanship of Miao ethnic embroidery. Unique abstract patterns vividly animate and enrich the smooth texture of this unique coat entirely made in pure cotton/linen to revitalise it with an extremely artistic ethnic twist!
Unique Wearable Art - Versatile Suitable for Midseasons
This unique line expresses the irresistible charm of a melting pot style, combining the fashionable fit of extra-long maxi-coats with the original traits of Chinese traditional garments, such as frog buttons and Mandarin collar typical of the Qipao dress or loose sleeves and a composed graceful silhouette on the wave of today's Hanfu revival! If that wasn't enough, the lively antique Miao decoration brings an incommensurable value to make this coat a rare art-collectible! Suitable for mid-seasons and temperate winter, this coat will dress you up with its bold colourful enchanting flowers, lively butterflies or elaborate geometric lucky symbols. Wear few silver tribal jewels and plain, sober colours to let the coat do the magic.
About Miao Antique Embroidery
Miao embroidery art originated in Southwest China 5,000 years ago. Ever since then, it has enchanted the world with its exceptionally rich and beautiful texture. Including over 14 different stitching techniques, Miao embroidery art is learnt by women around the age of six years and is featured in the minority's daily and formal apparel still today, from birth to marriage. Intricate abstract patterns come to life in the distinctively vivid colour contrasts, representing natural elements, such as animals, stars and landscape, or geometric auspicious symbols.
An originally nomadic people without a written language, Miao have been using textile art to record their history, mythology and ancestral stories. Antique Miao textile art is sought after by private collectors and Museums across the world as rare collectible. Named cultural relic by the United Nations, the Chinese Government aligned with UNESCO enlisted Miao Costume in the national Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006 for its contribution to cultural diversity and human creativity.
Measurement: Shoulder width 40", garment length 97", sleeve length 61"
Material: Cotton & Linen
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With this purchase you are contributing to our great cause! Interact China is a social enterprise committed to the mission of improving the quality of life of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserving their cultural heritage by promoting their products worldwide. We travel around China and Southeast Asia to work directly with the local artisans and bring their beautiful handicrafts directly at your door. A big thank you for supporting us!