Jawa Cloak

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The cloaks can vary greatly within the output of a single factory. Small differences in the size of a hood, reversed fabrics, a range of stitch colours all the results of loose production quality in a busy Asian factory in the late 70’s.
 
Family I & 2.1: Kader HK (Kenner)
Left leg: “HONG KONG”
  • Rough textured fabric
  • Small or medium sized hoods. I can’t see a pattern to specific cardbacks, so I’ll just put it down to the handmade element of these garments
  • The folds at the base of the hood tend to overlap, creating a smaller hood aperture
  • Shorter arm length
  • Stitch colours tend to be muted shades of brown
  • I noticed smaller hoods appearing around the later Kader cards
 
Family 2.2: Kader China (Kenner)
Left leg: “HONG KONG”
  • Smooth and stretchy polyester cotton
  • Very small hoods
  • Shorter arm length
  • Stitch colours tend to be shades of dark brown
 
Family 3: Unitoy HK + Poch
Left leg: “HONG KONG”
  • Rough textured fabric – same as the Kader HK cloaks
  • Large hoods. The folds at the base of the hood tend NOT to overlap.
  • A longer arm length and generally baggy fit to the Unitoy cloak
  • Stitch colours can vary greatly due to the uneven production control at the Unitoy plant. Often a cloak can have muted browns on the exterior sections and brighter colours on the hidden under-stitching.
  • This cloak is found occasionally with the material reversed inside-out, exposing the ribbed texture from the reverse side of the material. This is a factory error and not a variant.
  • Rare early Unitoy examples were produced with a white tag inside, labelled “MADE IN HONG KONG”
  • This cloak type was exported (along with unpainted figure parts) to Spain to create their early line of Poch figures.
 
Family 3: Lili Ledy
Left leg: “HONG KONG”
  • Heavy cotton material
  • Most commonly found with a removable hood. A very rare LL Jawa cloak with a “stitched” hood can also be found.
  • Light and dark brown stitch colours
 

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