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All Wrapped Up For Winter – Our Nehru Jackets

Date published: 7/11/2017

Grab yourself a truly unique memento of your visit to Eagle Brae with a beautiful Nehru jacket, made exclusively for us in the Indian Himalayan Region, where our very own Pawana is from. We are delighted to bring these entirely original, hand-made jackets to Scotland for the first time. Bringing a touch of the Himalayas to the Highlands!

Traditional Nehru Jackets

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A traditional Nehru tailored coat is hip-length with a mandarin collar. The front design is inspired by the Indian achkan or sherwani, which the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, used to wear … and this is where the jacket gets its name.

Our coats are hand-made from Himalayan sheep’s wool. They are very similar to Scottish tweed jackets, but with a more relaxed, informal design. We have a variety of colours to choose from, including tan brown, grey, grey-blue, beige and cream. Chest-sizes range from 38” to 48” in two-inch intervals.

 

Hand-made in the Himalayas

Over 4000 miles away in the Indian Himalayan Kingdom of Himachal Pradesh, locals produce our exclusive Nehru coats. They make them from 100% Himalayan sheep’s wool, using a traditional process. The locals hand-shear, hand-spin, hand-weave and hand-tailor the coats, so they are completely hand-made from start to finish.

First, they sheer the sheep with hand-clippers and wash the wool, ready to spin. They spin it on a hand-held spindle, which can take over 100 hours per jacket. Next, they weave the wool into fabric on a hand-loom for up to 5 days, and then wash it in warm water and leave to set. Finally, they tailor the finished material into jackets using non-electric sewing machines. The finished product is really something special and unique … and only available at Eagle Brae!

 

Available only at Eagle Brae

Please browse our collection of Nehru jacket styles and designs, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about these beautiful and unique garments. We have a wide selection of jackets and matching hats available here at Eagle Brae, so just pop into reception during your stay for a closer look and try one on for yourself!