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Turquoise Blue Beaded Fifties Sweater/Vintage 1950s/Gene Shelly California/Wool Cardigan Sweater/Size Small

Turquoise Blue Beaded Fifties Sweater/Vintage 1950s/Gene Shelly California/Wool Cardigan Sweater/Size Small

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Size: S US women's letter
  • Materials: Wool, Beads, Acetate lining
  • Favorited by: 30 people
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This vintage 1950s wool cardigan sweater was made by the king of California rockabilly knits, Gene Shelly. It is knit from bright turquise blue wool and has beautiful floral embroidery composed of navy blue, white, and gold beads serving as the blossoms for stems made from iridescent white and blue bugle beads. The embroidery covers the back as well as the front. It has 3/4 length sleeves. The front closes with one hook at the top. Fully lined with a matching blue acetate lining. The label states Gene Shelly's Boutique Internationale California Made in Hong Kong 100% Wool. Fits like a size small. Measurements:

Bust: 36" (armpit to armpit)
Length: 12"
Arm Length: approx. 19"

Very good vintage condition. There are no spots, stains, holes, or nibbles. There is no pilling. The beading is in very good condition: a few of the single beads that are scattered randomly over the entire body sweater have fallen off, but I have not found any beads that have been lost from the actual floral patterns.


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