Hand-Knit Zapesnice Wrist Warmers
“If your wrist is warm, the whole arm is warm.” The tradition of zapesnice is told in the book Kastavština, written in 1957 in Čakavski dialect by Ivo Jardas.
Zapesnice are hand-knit woolen “cuffs” made to warm your wrists from the chill of winter. These were traditionally made for young men by their girlfriends or sisters and given to them as gifts on St. Stephen’s Day, the day after Christmas; they were made of blue, green, or red yarn and worn in place of gloves. Our zapesnice can be worn by men or women and are just perfect for tucking under the cuff of your jacket for a bit of extra warmth.
Size of green, red, and blue: Approx. 15 cm long. Size of black: Approx. 13cm long. The knit has some give so you can pull them over your hands.
Material: 50% Wool / 50% acrylic. Cleaning instructions: Hand wash like wool at maximum 40°C, air dry flat.
Handmade in Kastav.