Purple Cape of Authentic Casentino Wool

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WN5932011
Special Price $229.99 Regular Price $298.00
For three generations, one family has been devoted to creating wool capes from authentic Casentino wool, keeping alive the traditions of making this uniquely Tuscan fabric. The rough finish is achieved by brushing the wool with metal combs, and the result is exceptionally warm and water resistant. Back in medieval times, the peasants of the Casentino valley of Tuscany were forbidden by the Florentine wool guild from making fine, finished fabric. So the wool they made for their own use had a nubby texture, which lucky for them, proved to be far warmer and more durable than anything worn by the nobles. Today, Casentino wool is considered a luxury product. (Lobster and veal were once the foods of the lower classes too!) Each purple cape handcrafted of Casentino wool measures 32 x 69 and fits most sizes. Handcrafted exclusively for Uno Alla Volta from the hearts and hands of artisans.
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