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RARE 1940s Vintage Austrian Sweater from Vienna - THE BEST Black Wool Chunky Hand-Knit w Colorful Cornflower, Wheat, Poppy Embroidery Dirndl Folkloric Bavarian Tyrollean Cardigan

Regular price £325.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £325.00 GBP
Sale Sold out
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•Highlights: they do not get better than this one, and these rarely come up for grabs; exquisitely hand-knit and hand-embroidered; neck tie; slight puff at shoulder; tapered waist; large etched pewter buttons; these charming European cardigans with folk details make beautiful, hard-working pieces to wear or to gift; imported from Austria years ago by me :)

•Colors: black with red, maize, blue, grass green hand-embroidered wheat, poppies, and cornflowers, and grass green contrast details

•Fabric: pure wool, smooth and soft, not scratchy!

•Lined: no

•Closures: buttons

•Designer/Labels: Adam - Reine Wolle ("pure wool"), Wiener ("Viennese) Model


Fits a range depending on the fit you like (I wore as a S/M, but I believe it could suit larger than this, too); please allow room for ease 

Bust (underarm area doubled) about 41" fully closed down the front, 46" pulled more tight

Waist area about 30" slack, 36" pulled more taut

Shoulder to hem about 22 1/4"

Shoulders about 17 1/2" 

Sleeves, shoulder to cuff about 24"


Great vintage condition. Cleaned and sanitized. This piece shows very little in the way of past wear. No fading. 

To note: as seen in photo, the original labels are a bit curled and have a couple longish threads from the original hand-stitching. This is the only thing I could find here to mention. Impeccable for being close to 80 years old.


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Please be familiar with vintage clothing and read over our shop policies before purchasing. We are happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing.

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Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



All items purchased during our sale ship Feb 5th, 2024. We do not have access to inventory before then, and the sale discounts are to thank you for your patience.


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