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Fabulous Vintage Hand-Woven Wool Wrap Cape

Fabulous Vintage Hand-Woven Wool Wrap Cape

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 Sold; thank you! $140. 
From Origins in Santa Fe, arguably the finest fashion shop in town, this exquisitely crafted cape is woven of heathery pink and gray wools and finished with elaborately tied, deep fringes like psychedelic spiderwebs. Sized to fit everyone, it's voluminous and long, but drapes very gracefully. In fact, it's so finely woven you could belt it. Although the cape feels light as air when worn, it's plenty warm enough for fall and spring.

Origins, in case you haven't seen it, stocks only one-of-a-kind and unusual, limited edition clothing and accessories. It's a favorite stop for film stars and wealthy tourists. We locals splurge there occasionally, as I did when choosing this as a gift for my mother in the late 1970s. It's still like new, because she wore it only a few times and I've had it stored away since her death in 1990. (It's the wrong shade of pink for me, so I've finally decided it deserves a new life outside the cedar chest.)

Comparable new capes sell now in the $400-$500 range in Santa Fe, so our price is a great bargain. I paid more than this for it, 25 years ago.

Thanks for looking!