Highbush Blueberry Short Sleeve Shirt
This shirt is made from a chenille bedspread, cira 1940s-1950s. The word chenille comes from the French word for caterpillar and refers to a needlework technique that uses tufts of yarn. From the 1910s to the 1950s, the chenille trade flourished across communities in the South and Appalachia. "Tufters," as the makers of chenille called themselves, advertised by hanging their blankets along the highways.
The chenille blanket used for this style was dyed an unusual bright blue. Hand-mending throughout.
- Boxy fit
- Six front buttons
- One front patch pocket
- Dry clean only
All wear, mending, and idiosyncrasies are unique to the original textile.