Thursday, September 12, 2013

Late 19th/Early 20th Century Men's Folk Shirt

From the seller:

We are pleased to offer here a lovely antique hand- embroidered Shirt.

The textile is rough hand-woven cotton (kenar) and the threads used for embroidery are cotton.

Condition: very good for its age.

Size: L (American size),

the total height is 31",

the circumference at the armpit section is 46".


From Me:

I love this for a lot of reasons. The cut is exactly the same as what you see in many archeological examples from as early as the stone age. Seriously. Notice it doesn't have gussets? Rather, the arms are inset into the side panels. The high neck makes me think this is probably closer to the Turn of the Century but it is a cute folk style (Eastern European, probably) shirt.

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