Rare 1920s Printed Tissue Silk PJ Set

A stunning and rare example of the "pajama" sets made for the tourist market near the turn of the century in the 1920s. All of the print that you see is block screened onto the feather light tissue silk. The pattern on this set is exception with beautiful boats depicted amongst other scenery and fauna. It is just stunning and a modern girl can break the set up and wear individually or wear with sky high heels as an evening set! The pants are wide legged and have a wide hip and waist - they are meant to be worn loose and just drawn in a the waist with the drawstring to fit. This allows a variety of sizes to wear them. The kimono feel top is stunning - beautiful seam and design! The sleeves are wide and the body of the jacket cut straight and full. It's in wonderful condition and a real piece of wearable art!

Sleeves: 15" from drop
Shoulders: dropped and to 25"
Bust: to 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 33" from neck to hem

Waist: to 22" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Pant length: 33" from waist to bottom
Inseam: 19"

Both pieces are unlined. The top buttons has no closures and the pants have fabric pulls though the waist and slip on to wear. There is a small amount of wear to the fabric near the opening of one of the drawstring pulls and a faint , light watermark on the back of one pant leg near the hem. There is a smudge of a mark on the jacket near the arm seam (not perspiration - it looks like a faint rust stain) and one pinhole. These are all exceptionally minor and mentioned for accuracy. It presents as perfect and the fabric is still strong and wearable.

Note that antique and twenties pieces are final sale. They will be packed exceedingly well and we only sell pieces that will stand up to the stress of shipping, however, having pieces potentially shipped multiple times through multiple customs and countries is too hard on garments that are historically important and deserve to be treated with love and care. Please purchase accordingly.

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED (2-10)

Item# D460

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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