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Manly Mondays! Vintage Cowichan Sweaters

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Mary Maxim Cowichan style cardigan with deer motif.
This deer sweater has a "Buy It Now" price of $75- over at WYO GEMS VINTAGE on eBay.

Cowichan style cardigan with fishing creel design on the front and a leaping fish on the back.
This fish sweater has a Starting bid of $14.95 and there are 2 days left on it's sale on eBay.

Cowichan style cardigan with soccer player design.
This "football" sweater has a "Buy It Now" price of $99.99 over at e-coats on eBay.

Cowichan style cardigan with curling design.
This curling sweater has a Starting bid of $79.99 or a "Buy It Now price of $89.99 and there are 6 days left on it's sale over on eBay.

Cowichan style cardigan with bowling pins and bowling ball on the front and bowler on the back.
This bowling sweater can be bought over at Monstervintage.com for $189.99

     Cowichan sweaters were originally made out of hand carded raw wool by members of the Cowichan band of the Salish Indian tribe of Vancouver, B.C.
    In the 1950's other people started to produce Cowichan style sweaters. The most common sweaters to find from this era feature traditional outdoor themes like deer, fish and fowl.
    The more amusing sweaters feature a diverse range of subjects. Take for instance the soccer, curling and bowling sweaters pictured above. I also found a fun car one over at Red Cloud Vintage and a unique figure skating one over at VintageTrends.com

This post was originally published on January 8, 2007.