'the dragonfly effect' hand-painted recycled soft leather vest

Made from recycled thin, soft and pliant lambskin, this vest has been painstakingly constructed by piecing together Egyptian cotton and leather pieces. The hand-painted colors are slightly iridescent and the color combinations are reminiscent of the beautiful creatures nature's has to offer like a dragonfly, or a butterfly, or a hummingbird. Asymmetrical collar, pocket, and a hand-made button which has been painted to match the colors of the vest are all signatures of the artist. Has large arm openings and extra room if needed. Can be shortened if desired. The button is currently set for the smallest size that works (small to medium), please let us know if you want it to be moved to the medium size. Product code: R1059


Pieced together, button closure, two pockets, hand-painted, asymmetrical collar.

Note: Each piece is available only in the size mentioned, but modifications to change the fit are always possible (longer, shorter, smaller, roomier, etc.), often with just button repositioning and often at no extra charge, so please ask.

Each piece is designed, constructed, hand-painted, distressed and embellished entirely by the artist, from start to finish.

There are always matching pieces and accessories. They just may not be listed yet, so please inquire if you cannot find something to complete the outfit.

Size: medium, shown on small. Measurements: 40" chest, 42" waist, 50" around bottom, 35" long.

Recycled lambskin, Egyptian cotton.

Black, purple, violet, emerald green, bronze.

Wipe with wet cloth if necessary, freshen in dryer on medium with a scented dryer sheet.

All garments arrive to you freshly cleaned, unlike regular store-bought items, and are ready to wear.

Dry-cleaning is ok on most items but only if gentle methods are used and the cleaners are familiar with cleaning hand-painted delicate fabrics.

To freshen up any item that doesn’t need deep cleaning simply mist it with a water spray and put in the dryer on medium heat for about 15 min.

All garments can be hand washed. Wash each item separately, cold water only, minimal amount of detergent, and as briefly as possible, no soaking. The wash can be followed by a spin in the washer and dried on medium heat until dry. Knits should be hung-dried and when dry, finished in the dryer for a few minutes to soften.

Hand-pressing may be necessary after the wash and dry to straighten out the seams and edges which tend to pucker or curl on natural fabrics.

Some hand-dyed items may leak a bit of color during the washing, that is normal and will not affect the item. Using liquid softener during the wash will minimize any color leaking.

For more tips and details please refer to the cleaning instructions card included with your package.

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