The Eight Drawers Jacket

000001.JPG
000010.JPG
000002.JPG
000004.JPG
000001.JPG
000001.JPG
000010.JPG
000002.JPG
000004.JPG
000001.JPG

The Eight Drawers Jacket

825.00

The number 8, as represented by the 8 drawers in the chest on the jacket, is a motif in the life of Ann Lee, who founded the Shakers. Ann Lee was born to poor parents in Manchester as one of 8 children and came of age right at the start of the Industrial revolution, during which she was forced to marry and had 8 unsuccessful attempts at motherhood (four stillborn infants and four children who died before age six). Bereaved and tormented by a sense of impurity, she struggled alone for nine years until she had her first vision of Jesus. Together with 8 followers, Ann Lee immigrated to America. The pain of losing 8 children was in part what led Ann Lee to adopt the principle of celibacy. It has been argued that the sublimation of sexual energy is what gave the Shakers their prolific creative energy. The chest of drawers, shown here on the Mother Ann jacket, represents that integral bond between celibacy and creative expression that defines the Shaker aesthetic.

Jacket is partially lined

100% linen (this fabric is cut from headstock material, which means that no new fabric was created to make this product. It’s our way of being environmentally conscious)

Model is 6’0”/183cm and wears size Large

Handmade in Germany

Size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart