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.
Vintage shawl dates to the 1920's and is made of a polychromatic blend of bright rayon. Abstract floral motif contains birds in the design, and although the design is not symmetrical, there is a balance of color and weight that exists within the overall piece. Long dark pink fringe trims the edges starting just below the bust. No closures. Shawls of this quality and condition rarely come up for sale.
Center Back Length: 57" (including fringe) Fringe Length: 20"
Vintage Chinese jacket likely dates to the 1930's and is made of black silk with multi-colored figural embroidery. Jacket features eight bird medallion embroideries as well as large heavily embroidered floral pattern at the hem. Center front frog closures. Lined
Vintage 1930's jacket is of Chinese origin and is made of black silk and features hand embroidery that depicts flowers, birds, and butterflies in a cool color palette. Five center front frog closures. Vents at center back and both side seams. Light blue silk lining.
Condition: Very Good with light wear to piping and frogs throughout. In some places the lining is hanging below the hem. There is some light marring to the silk fabric throughout. Batting at hems is no longer completely flat and uniform. This can easily be remedied by removing the batting.
Bust: 34" Waist: 35" Hips: 38" Across Shoulders: approximately 14" Sleeve Length approximately 17" Center Back Length: 26"
Vintage jacket is made of beige netting that is fully covered in gold celluloid sequins that are arranged in a geometric Art Deco pattern. Tag identifies the piece as being "Hand Made in Paris France". Center front hook and eye closures. Unlined.