1930s Silk & Emroidered Metal Thread Asian Jacket

The Western world in the twenties and thirties had a great fascination with all things art deco and oriental and places like Japan began to export pieces made specifically for the tourist market. These pieces combined classic design elements of the Japanese culture with a slight western twist to the cut and colors. The embroidered jackets where amongst the most prized and this one is a stunning example. Made of a fine cream silk, it is completely covered in fine embroidery work in that is even more amazing once you realize that it is actually a metallic thread that was used. Solidly embroidered with fine hand done red stitches holding the curving metal thread in place, the pattern and design is exquisite. Truly a treasure. Excellent condition and appears unworn.

Fully lined in a cream tissue silk, it closes with silk frog knots. Hand finished

Sleeves: 12"
Drop shoulders: 27"
Bust: approx. 21.5" flat across
Waist: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 25.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S653

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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