Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What to do with Grandma's piano shawls....

From the seller:

This vintage antique silk embroidered floral fringe piano shawl boho dress dates from the 1920s. It is made of a variety of colorful silk embroidered fringed antique piano shawls, layered and sewn together into a patchwork style. There is a orange and a brown silk shawl with raised padded satin stitch embroidery work and French knots done in a floral vine leaf design. This exquisitely embroidered custom made bohemian gypsy dress has a blue silk underdress, with short sleeves, covered with the embroidered shawl fabric, fully lined, with a lilac cotton petticoat skirt underneath for added fullness and hook closures down the back. The dress measures 46 inches long, with 42 inch hips, a 34 inch waist, 36 inch bust and 16 inch back. It is in good wearable condition, with only some faint underarm discoloration and a tiny pin hole, repair on the shoulder. This is truly a rare unique piece of wearable boho embroidery textile art!

From Me:

I know, I know, it looks like it's form the 1960's. Look at the underskirt. Look at the way it closes. It's actually...1920's. Again, taste is very subjective....

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