Art deco fur cape, Scotch Mole black fur cape, 1910-1930s short black cape, historical costume, Edwardian cape, short winter cape
An Edwardian or Art Deco moleskin fur cape, the label reading 'Scotch Mole, British Made'. Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII of the United Kingdom (reign: 1901 - 1910), ordered a mole-fur garment to start a fashion that would create a demand for mole fur, thereby turning what had been a serious pest problem in Scotland into a lucrative industry for the country. Dating ca 1910-1930's this short black cape has been constructed from small rectangles of fur patches. Molefur remained popular until WWII.
In good vintage condition, it could easily be worn today as part of your everyday outfit or to finish off your Victorian or Edwardian historical costume. A fairly large size, it can accomodate a shoulder width up to 19 inches and would be suitable to wear over a coat.
The fur looks to be in good shape with a few signs of age and wear. The metal fastener at the front has lost most of it's thread cover and is a little rusty. I have found 1 orange stain on the silver coloured lining fabric (pictured). The collar stands up well by itself.
Shoulders: 19 inches wide
Length: 15 inches from nape of neck
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