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Overdress Vintage

Vintage Mid Century Bohemian Akha Thai Folk Jacket

Regular price £165.00 GBP
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A rare and exciting addition to Overdress Vintage an exquisite piece of  Asian cultural and historical fashion, an artisanal embroidered Jacket from the Akha of North Thailand. This mid-20th century jacket is handmade and handwoven indigo dyed cotton with brightly coloured cotton embroidery and applique. This is a women's jacket from the Akha, an important minority group of people originally from Yunnan, who migrated into Thailand mainly at the end of WWII.  The creation of their bright clothing is an integral part of their an important part of daily village life. The end product, the distinctive Akha clothing well known and well regarded in the highlands of Thailand and beyond. Made with black cotton, appliqued with geometric pieces of cotton in red, blue turquoise and white

Hard to convey through images alone just how much time and skill has gone into making this work of art. Every element has been entirely handmade.

A truly beautiful, rare end highly sought after classic style bohemian jacket for the discerning vintage collector.

Will work for sizes UK Sizes 8 10 12 14 – (for international please see our guide below)


Shoulders 20inches 

Bust 20inches 

Length 20inches 

Width 21 inches

If you would like any help with sizing please get in touch using our chat facility below or compare the measurements of the garment with another garment that you have

This piece is meets our high quality standards and in in our usual clean and pristine condition. There  is a slight variation to the tone of the of the cotton applique on the front of jacket but this is consistent with the age this bohemian vintage piece and does not detract from this special vintage piece.  



Size Guide

We measure all our items flat and use the guide below

If you need further help please get in touch and we can give you advice on the best size and fit through the chat facility on the website, just press the green CHAT with us button

XXS 6 32 80.5 25 62.5 6 36 2
XS 8 33 83 26-27 65 8 38 4
Small 10 35 88 28-29 70 10 40 6
Medium 12 37 93 30-31 75 12 42 10
Large 14 39 98 32 80 14 44 12
Xlarge 16 41 103 33 85 16 48 14


How we measure

Our items are measured flat and we use a tape measure.

Bust - measure at armpit to pit and then double

Waist/Width - measured at the natural waist of width then double

Length - measured at the middle of the tip of the shoulder to the end of the garment

Mannequin & Model

Both our mannequins are a UK size 6-8 and stand 5ft 7 inches tall

Jen is a UK Size 10



£3.85 Standard Service  -  receive your order within 3-6 days after it is shipped (untracked and not insured service)

£5.00 Express Service - receive your order within 24/48 hours after it is shipped (tracked service)

£8.00 Next Day Delivery  - receive your order the next day if ordered before 1pm (guaranteed tracked Service

Free Delivery on orders over £100.00  - Standard Service as a above used

Free Collection  -  available for orders in Liverpool (collect from West Derby)


Standard Service £7.50 - untracked

Premium Service   £15.00  - tracked and insured service and signed for

Rest of the World

Premium Tracked  £20.00  - tracked and insured and signed for

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