This gorgeous piece of 20th Century ethnic dress is made out of heavy black boiled or felted wool with red braided trim and orange soutache detailing. It is sleeveless, has no closures, and soutache "tassels" at the back waist. It is unlined except for a 4" panel on the interior sides of the center front that is lined with bright red felt with a blue and white floral print. I am not sure of the origin or age of this piece. Originally I thought that it was Middle Eastern, but a more advanced collector informed me that it was actually from Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, I cannot say which one it is definitively, but I am still looking for documentation. Either way, this is a beautiful piece of outerwear with a striking color combo and clean shape.
Condition: Excellent with one extremely small moth hole on the back approximately 8" up from the hem. All garments are cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
Black cotton long dress is likely from Palestine. Brightly colored hand-embroidery in blue, green, yellow, and various shades and tones of red covers the chest, hem, and sleeves. Angled sleeve is trimmed with red cotton and hangs down the side of the dress almost to the hem. Keyhole neckline with tie. A-line silhouette. Blue velvet trim at hem.
Condition: Very good- some small repairs throughout
Vintage cape dates to the 1920's and is made of soft black lace with gold lamé woven throughout. Fringe has knotted detailing and is longer in front than in the back. Fabric rosettes around collar. Unlined. No closures. One size.
Vintage coat dates to the 1920's and is made of ivory silk dupioni for export from China. It features dense hand embroidery in what is likely black silk thread that depicts rural life complete with animals and human figures. Double looped button closure at center front. Fully lined with ivory silk.
Condition: Excellent with minor light staining throughout that does not detract from a piece of this age. Please email for additional photos.
Late teens through 1920's cocktail dress. Fine black lace is adorned with sequins and glass seed beads. Scoop neck. Short sleeves. Drop waist. Tea-length skirt has scalloped hem. Silk lining with netting throughout bodice. Lining has hook and eye closure down center front, at waist, and hip. Lace has hook and eye closures at side seam.
CONDITION: Good with aÃƒ"šÃ‚ few breaks in the lace and a minor amount of missing sequins. Marabou feather trim has new netting and is likely not original to the dress.Ãƒ"šÃ‚