vintage embroidered silk blouse - extra small, small, medium
vintage embroidered silk blouse - extra small, small, medium
vintage embroidered silk blouse - extra small, small, medium
vintage embroidered silk blouse - extra small, small, medium
vintage embroidered silk blouse - extra small, small, medium
vintage embroidered silk blouse - extra small, small, medium
vintage embroidered silk blouse - extra small, small, medium
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vintage embroidered silk blouse - extra small, small, medium

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This lovely ivory blouse is a bit of a mystery and I've held on to it for quite some time trying to determine the age and background. I have conferred with several textile and clothing experts and have been told it's 1920s arts and crafts and 1970s with a nod to Native American or tribal influence. What I do know is it's a special piece and super unique. This is a fluid silk material with hand stitched silk embroidery in a lovely tribal motif over the chest and down the sides of the arms. There are some seams completed with a machine but most of this is hand-stitched with precise care and detail. Every seam is hand-stitched closed. There are side slits and the bottom hem with hand-stitched blue zig zag trim. There is a button closure with loop at the back of the neck. Pleated puffed shoulders in a Victorian style. Length is somewhat cropped. There is a matching belt with a snap closure at the back and gold lame tassel. I believe this is meant to be worn separate at the bottom of the blouse because of the length of the blouse itself. This is definitely a conversation piece and I would have loved to have spoken with the textile collector who originally obtained this! Beautiful piece.

MEASUREMENTS:

fits like: extra small - medium. (please use measurements for exact fit)

bust: 36"

waist: 40" (slits on side)

length: 17" (from shoulder to bottom hem/point)

brand/label/maker: unknown

condition: great condition with a few pin dot stains - I did not soak this due to the possibility of the embroidery color running, but it's clean and ready to wear