The blurb with this piece reads:
Cossack costume? (Etruscan, Tartar, Mongolian?) No, it’s simply a crochet wool caftan — a guaranteed party stopper.
Party stopper indeed as everyone flees in horror when this guy comes into the party!
And yes, I had to look it up – caftan means:
- a long garment having long sleeves and tied at the waist by a girdle, worn under a coat in the Middle East (or)
- a long, full, usually collarless robe with wide sleeves that is worn at home for lounging or entertaining or at the beach as a cover-up
Scratching your head too? Good because I’m not sure what party this would be a stopper at!
Thanks to one of our faithful readers for sending this one in – it’s from Creative Crochet and it’s circa 1970s which could explain the crazy of this garment…maybe.