Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Early (?) Embroidered Robe

From the seller:

I purchased this about 10 years ago from a lady that told me she once lived in Japan in the 40s and 50s and she got this robe back then. Fabulous embroidered designs in thread and what looks like fine metal chain loops. Edging looks like metal thread tatting as well as between the panels there is this metal thread holding the panels together with a see through between them. She did use this robe. I do see some marks and a little damage like a tack point where metal tatting meets edging came off fabric. Not a lot but it is old and was used so it is not perfect. I did not have this cleaned, will leave that choice up to the new owner. This is a really cool vintage piece! Great for display or lounging.

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From Me:

I'm not convinced it's from the 1940's or that it's even Japanese. The embroidery looks much earlier - like 1910's. The closest similar garment I can find was destined for India and made in China. And that shirt was made in the 19th C.

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