Inspired by an encounter with a young Afghan man in Sharja, U.A.E., this coat tells the story of a young woman in a war-torn country. The sleeves of this short a-line coat are made from remnants of a damaged dowry quilt and the embroidery story is embellished with a small swallow, a symbol of rebirth and resilience. This is a very limited edition garment (edition of 3). Each garment is made to order, crafted in the Vervet Noir Studio, and takes a minimum of 30 days to produce. We make this coat in three standard U.S. sizes: S, M, L, but are happy to fabricate other sizes. It runs 36” from back of neck to knee. The body fabric is a bolt end denim. The lining is an African print sourced on the shores of Lake Victoria.