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Info/dating on this hand painted vest?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Azuli, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Azuli

    Azuli Registered Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I stopped by my local thrift store and saw this interesting vest. It is signed but I can’t tell the signature and am having trouble dating it. Any help would be appreciated!
     

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  2. northstarvintage

    northstarvintage Administrator Staff Member

    I'm thinking 70s and it's adorable! I could see it with a pair of high waisted pants.
     
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  3. Azuli

    Azuli Registered Guest

    Thank you! That was my first guess as well.
     
  4. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  5. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    That's fantastic. I doubt the signature is anyone well known, I would guess it's someone's home craft project, or a small scale artisan maker.

    The stitching appears to be over the paint, so it was first painted and then quilted to follow the design. I wonder if the painter and the sewer were the same person? It's the kind of piece I really wish could talk!
     
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  6. Azuli

    Azuli Registered Guest

    Very interesting! Thanks so much for the insight. I'd definitely want to know what this person was like. Such a cool piece.
     
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  7. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    The signature looks to me like Murai and I found online a few artists with that surname, but I didn’t look for signatures.
     
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