90s Cowichan Eagle Shawl Neck Zipper Wool Sweater Extra Large

Chest 24 in.

Length 25 in.

Sleeve 23.5 in.

Content: 100% wool

Tag Brand: Tricote

This beautiful handmade Cowichan sweater comes from British Columbia, Canada. It features, geometric designs and eagles, including a large eagle knitted across the back. Eagles are often included in Cowichan sweaters, due to their significance to the Cowichan First Nations peoples, who are known for making the garments. The tradition of knitting these sweaters goes back hundreds of years and originated when Cowichan knitters, mostly women, combined their own traditions with European textile methods. Cowichan sweaters like this one typically come in shades of white, gray, and brown because the wool traditionally remains undyed. This heavy wool sweater also includes front pockets, making it the perfect outer layer for a cold, winter's day.

Fits like a modern unisex adult extra large. Light stains on the back of right sleeve if wearing, see pics.

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