Handcrafted cloaks and capes made in Ireland by the Siobhan Wear label
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|West Cork Cloak and Hood|
|Kerry Cloak and Hood|
|Galway Cloak and Hood|
|Waterford Cloak and Hood|
|Grainne Cloak and Hood|
|Queen Maeve Cloak and Hood|
|Highwayman Cloak and Cape|
|Opera Cloak and Cape|
|Bridal Cloaks and Hoods|
|Capes & Shawls|
|Coats & Jackets|
|Linings & Fabrics|
Designed from Ireland's Folklore Art seen here in cashmere/wool blends with black & burgundy silver crushed velvet lining in the hood. The cape is circular in 5 sections and can be lined if required. The unlined version has a lined hood and lined shoulder area.
The generous hood can be lined in Silk Dupion or velvet (please state which is desired). The Queen Maeve cape fastens at neck and front with hook n' eye and three buttons (buttons optional - see price list below) and hasarm / hand openings in the front panels.
Queen Maeve Cape with collar plus detachable hood also available at prices quoted below.
Please state linings and colour desired if choosing fully lined. When ordering please give full height, bust/dress/chest sizes and desired length of cape that is whether the hem of cape is finish at knee, calf, ankle or toe.
We offer made to measure outerwear, catering for all sizes from the very petite to the fuller figure.
|The Queen Maeve Cloak and Hood|
This Irish handcrafted Queen Maeve cape is one of our most popular capes. It is very versatile and can be worn with most outfits. The cape is a flattering shape, combining mystery and style to give a wonderful alternative outerwear to a coat. For the fuller figure, plus sizes along with more petite figures it gives an elegant finish to any outfit. Evening wear and formal wear often need a cloak or cape to compliment an outfit . There is a cloak or cape for every occasion be it a graduation, a Renaissance ceremony or a trip to the theatre or opera.
Our Irish handcrafted cloaks, capes, shawls and wraps are made from 100% wool, cashmere, tweeds and velvets. Siobhan Wears traditional Irish handcrafted cloaks and capes make a wonderful present for someone special, so if you are looking for a christmas present, then why not give a cloak or cape. We offer a range of traditional and contemporary designs in both menswear and ladies wear and cater for all sizes. Woollen clothing is very durable and always in fashion. Please browse through our extensive range of woollen clothes, woollen shawls, pure wool wraps etc.
Queen Maeve Folklore
This Irish handcrafted Irish cloak is a replica of one worn by Queen Maeve , Queen of Connacht whose father was the High King of Ireland.
There are many legends about the mythical Iron Age Queen but arguable the most well-known is that of The Brown Bull. An old Irish legend claims that she wanted to prove that she could match her husbands wealth. When they compared their possessions it was discovered that King Ailill (her husband) was wealthier as he had a ‘White Bull’ that Maeve couldn’t match. When she heard that Ulster had a ‘Brown Bull’ that would give her the edge over her husband, she ordered her Connacht army to march to Ulster and take the bull.
Despite being driven out of Ulster Maeve ’s army managed to capture the great Brown Bull. So the White and Brown Bull fought and Queen Maeve ’s Brown bull killed the White bull belonging to her husband and so Maeve could now prove that she was the wealthier of the two and this pleased her greatly.
You can visit the tomb of Queen Maeve which exists as a large cairn found on top of Knocknarea, the knock overlooking Sligo town on one side and the Atlantic on the other. The cairn consists of a large mound of round grey stones. When you visit remember to collect a round stone at the base of the hill and deposit it on the cairn. Do not take a stone from the cairn as a keepsake as it is considered very bad luck.
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|Our linings in satin polyester and satin acetate are black, blue, dark green, ivory, red and white. Other colours can be requested. Silk Dupion comes in black, white and ivory. For all cloaks/capes except the Highwayman, Bridal and the Queen Maeve hood add $14.00 if requesting Silk Dupion.|
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