Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Comment by Frankie Carter on February 13, 2014 at 15:11

@Thelma. LOL - go on then!

Honestly, I`ve found the sizings good. Mostly they give chest length and sleeve sizes. And, if they don`t, you can always ask. I like clothes loose and comfy so always err on the large side. It`s worked so far.

Never wash them in a washing machine, though. I had disastrous consequences when I did...kapok everywhere!

Comment by Thelma on February 13, 2014 at 15:01

Frankie, Yes, I'd love one of these but I am worried about the sizings on the internet. I'll have to go to Uzbekistan to try one on!

Comment by Frankie Carter on February 12, 2014 at 10:39

I haven`t seen kantha coats actually on sale here in the UK but I`d be surprised if there weren`t some available in London somewhere. Maybe there would be in Bradford but last time I looked there it was all man-made`s as it is here these days. I`ve held off buying them online due to sizeing. The chapans are looser fitting so easier

I love those fabrics. I have a huge wool paisely wrap from India from the last place to be making them so close to traditionally (they said). As you say - gorgeous. But I need the weather to wear it.

Yay - down with frumpy!

Comment by ann on February 12, 2014 at 10:22

Hi F, yes they are real wool and absolutely gorgeous.   Large too.   I use them as shawls and throws.

I also bought a Kantha coat, do you have them in UK now?   Gorgeous.   Let people stare!  better than being boring and frumpy.

Comment by Frankie Carter on February 12, 2014 at 9:21

I remember the buying of that chapan, A. - you certainly chose correctly. I wear them, too, but then the folks round me are used to me "looking funny" - they`re pretty conservative in the W. Yorkshire village where I mostly live. I think the trick is to wear them with some attempt at aplomb.

Thelma, I buy mine online from Uzbekistan usually. As Ann says, they`re quite readily available and often cheap. Ann`s is a bit of a special, though.

A., are the fabrics real wool paisleys?

Comment by Ishvara Dhyan on February 11, 2014 at 15:53

will do ...soon as i get some free time

Comment by ann on February 11, 2014 at 10:54

Ishvara post pictures of your chapans and kurpas please

Comment by Ishvara Dhyan on February 10, 2014 at 18:05

Wonderful .. i also have a collection of Chapans from Uzbekistan and a whole pile of Kurpas ...

Comment by ann on January 15, 2014 at 19:25

My friend visits Pakistan/India with work and is there 4-6 times a year and comes back with these fabulous textiles - the ones hanging are large Kashmiri shawls and very reasonably priced.  I sell them also in my gallery.  Thanks for the compliments of the coat - actually I have become much more brave with my jewellery/clothes since visiting Morocco, or maybe its just as I get older?  I wear much chunkier jewellery and lots of bracelets.

Comment by ait ouakli on January 15, 2014 at 18:08

very nice foto ann, the indian stool or bedcover are also beautiful.

jewelry and cloth are fantastic



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