J11 biker jacket in blood-stained goat leather

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J11 biker jacket, from our Lupercalia collection, made from goat leather, stained with animal blood and rehydrated with neatsfoot oil rendered from animal bones. It has our usual raw seams, raw zip welts and riri zippers. The back is stapled with object-aged brass and the yoke features an Eigengrau brass icon. Sacrificial interlinings are sandwiched between the lapped seams, over time these will fray away. The custom-dyed lining has long hanging seam bindings which extend far below the hem.

Lupercalia was a bloody celebration awash with animal sacrifice and random coupling in the hopes of warding off infertility. The Luperci priests commenced the festival by sacrificing a goat. Once anointed in its blood, they'd cut strips of the goat’s flesh to use as febura, running naked through the streets and whipping anyone within reach. A single febura strike was believed to make a woman fertile.