DESCRIPTION: An attractive woman's jacket made from a leatherized dark blue cotton with batik sleeves trimmed in white. The jacket's square neck is bordered with a band of batik and appliquéd trim; the waist is narrowed and closes with inner and outer ties. The blue and brown circular patterns on the batik sleeves are made using a technique of manual wax-resist dyeing, with melted wax applied to all areas that are not to be colored. The artist can then selectively color the fabric by soaking the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating the process for each color used.
This jacket would look wonderful with a good pair of jeans; very "upscale casual." In excellent condition (bright colors, no holes, stains, or damage), we estimated it to be 20 to 40 years old. From the estate of Asian art collector, Dr. Edward Gerber. DIMENSIONS: 28 1/2" long (72.4 cm) from top of shoulder to bottom hem; 24 1/2" shoulder-to-sleeve length (from outside edge of sleeve hem to neck opening). SIZE: This jacket would fit a smaller sized woman of average height or less; size 4 or smaller. The jacket's waist measurement at its narrowest point across the front is 16" (40.6 cm). Therefore a woman's waist measurement will need to be under 30" for it to close properly.