Monday, April 24, 2006

She also gave me this very strange piece of clothing. Its silk circa 1920 or could be earlier. I'm at a loss as to how it was worn. To begin with I thought it was a fill in for a low neckline but why have the tassels if it was to be worn under a garment? Any ideas? It obviously tied on at the sides. The embroidery is beautiful.  Posted by Picasa


  1. Do you know anyone that is a costume designer or fashion historian? They may be able to figure it out. I'd like to know too.

  2. May the tasels hooked through a button hole on a companion piece. It is very pretty. I bet Martha Pullen or Sue Hausemann would know the answer.
    I do know Sue personally. You could email her & ask.

  3. Why not email your photo to an expert:


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