Vtg Finnish Red Wool Knitted Maxi Dress & Matching Bag 1970s Punainen Rukki
Lovely red knit wool dress( yes, it IS scratchy!) with a matching belt and purse, and optional brooch of the same fabric. You would definitely be " Lady in Red" in this number!The bell sleeves with the rosettes are really cool. It is lined, and is a pull on style with buttons at the back top. The brooch is a pin on.
Marked Size: 12
Sleeve Length (from underarm): 12.5"
Sleeve Length (from shoulder): 17"
Total Length: 58"
Length (shoulder to waist): 18"
Length (waist to hem): 40"
CONDITION: Unfortunately, it has a few small holes, presumable moth, but they ARE repairable. Price reflects. Otherwise in great shape, no stains.
Made by a small knitting factory probably made-to-order for someone going to a fancy event. What I love about it, is that it's a complete outfit with purse, optional belt and brooch, and that yes, it is in fact factory made BUT knitted, NOT made from purchased knitted fabric but the company who made the outfit knit the fabric specifically for that outfit. The lace pattern etc. in it requires obviously lots of skills and craftsmanship, and as a complete set it was so special. The Punainen Rukki means "Red Spinning Wheel".