Posted 6 years ago
1960's California studded, patched and embroidered Hippie Jacket. This amazing hippie artifact was discovered in the San Jose area in a storage facility. There are multiple things I find so amazing about this piece that looks like it was out in the rainy season, start with Hippie folk Art embroidery on the back, the artist was discerningly proud about being in the drug culture of the times. The American "arrow" on the front is likely a phalanx symbol. This is also the first jacket I have found that has been - for no better term, bedazzled. Add to that the star shape studs - which some have fallen off and i consider this a classic example of the genre. Particularly like this one.