A striking banyan in a lovely cotton print. Banyans were basically a domestic garment - something less formal you could wear in the house, garden, and to receive guests in a more relaxed atmosphere, lounging in the study, sipping port and smoking a pipe.
This particular one was made to a later 18th, early 19th century, more fitted style, and ideally designed for a man - but as you can see a lass can nick her husbands stuff too :-))
* period correct cotton print, rare
* fully lined in glazed cotton
* closure with an antique metallic braid and wooden buttons
The banuan closes at chest 41" and waist 40" - but they could also be worn completely open, showing a waistcoat underneath.
Length, shoulder to hem - 60" - but easy to shorten if needs be!
Here shown on a 44" chest - a tad too small, buttoning up required a bit of sucking in!