Extraordinary 1940s Densely Hand Beaded & Sequin Red Silk Satin Asian Jacket
The Western world in the twenties to the sixties had a special fascination with the Far East and this highly influenced the fashion of that time period. Japan and China began to export and sell pieces made specifically for the tourist market that combined classic design elements of those respective cultures with a slight western twists to the cut and colours. You will often see embroidered versions of these come up for sale but these beaded and sequin pieces are a little harder to find and far more versatile. These were the most prized both then and now. This one is stunning and is probably from the 1940s so is a little earlier then the other I have for you today. It is also far more elaborate a piece and the jacket is completely covered in beading and sequin work. The base of the jacket is made from a coral red silk satin. Onto this fabric it is an extensive pattern that covers the entire jacket. You can see both dragons and birds within the design. The designs are all a 3D raised pattern made from beads and sequins and are all hand applied to the jacket. All of the edges and collar are also densely beaded and sequinned so that you get this brilliant metallic feel and incredible raised texture over the entire thing. It is just amazing and a very hard to find hand done piece from this period. Excellent condition with a small note below.
Fully lined in red silk and hooks to close at the neck. It closes with a a single hook and eye at the neck. The neck on it was smaller then my dress forms neck but it will hook to close.
Sleeves from dropped seam: 18"
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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