Just a little update on just one of several mantle designs currently under development. This particular mantle has been constructed from an original period pattern that we have modified somewhat for sizing and fit. Our prototype features a semi-rigid sleeve design (no overhead lifting with this mantle!) with an extreme pointed elbow and a winged mandarin collar (which can be modified into a number of different styles). The fabric we’re using is a rich brocade with a metallic gold design. Here are a few more pictures to add to our previous post:
Above are front and back views. The patterns on the fashion fabric were fairly easy to match up.
Side profile of the sleeves. Here’s some close-ups of the collar:
We’re planning on offering this in a variety of fabrics with several collar variants. Stay tuned for more! 🙂