Fabulous 1960s Extensively Beaded & Sequin Front Zip 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 twist 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. These were the most prized both then and now. This one is stunning and is probably from the early 1960s. It is made from a red silk satin and the red is a clear crisp red. Onto this fabric it is an extensive pattern depicting dragons and birds. The designs are a 3D raised pattern made from beads and sequins and are all hand applied to the jacket. All of the edges are also densely beaded and sequinned so that you get this brilliant metallic feel and incredible raised texture over the entire thing. It is lovely and light which makes it so easy to wear. It closes with a oversized front zipper done in a matching red. Excellent condition with a small note below.
Fully lined in red silky rayon and zippers to close at the front. Extremely slight change to colour on one shoulder - please see the last photo. There are some minor marks and a small repair on the inner lining where a label was at some point.
Sleeves from dropped seam: 22"
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 24" 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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