A French black biaude, dating from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Noted flaws - uneven colour throughout, some marking at the collar, repair at the collar, lower right side and lower centre back, small hole at the centre front, the buttons are likely all replacements - please see photos. Traditionally worn by farmers, shepherds and other rural professions over working clothes, this antique biaude would make a great loose-fitting modern-day shirt dress, or could be worn over trousers as done so traditionally. Fine black cotton with deep indigo cuffs, beautifully hand made with intricate pleating around the collar and cuffs, original hook and eye fastening at the collar, beautiful colour, straight through pockets at the sides, two front chest pockets, excellent quality, suitable for men or women.
Measurements taken lying flat -
Pit to pit - 34” (68” doubled)
Shoulders - 21”"
Collar - 19.5”
Arms - 21”"
Length - 40"
Please check your measurements carefully!
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