dating dress - piano shawl ?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Aimee, Jul 13, 2019 at 7:49 PM.

  1. Aimee

    Aimee Registered Guest

    hello any help dating this dress would be much appreciated. it seems to be made from a piano shawl? or inspired by one? can anyone tell if embroidery is done by hand? it seems like it was done by hand to me. thanks so much!!

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  2. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    It sure looks like it was made from an antique shawl. I think it has nice styling. The embroidery is probably hand done, perhaps China.
     
  3. Marzilli_Vintage

    Marzilli_Vintage Trade Member

    It looks to me like a 1920's dress made from a slightly earlier (maybe even same-decade) "Canton" shawl. The shawls were made in China, with the earlier 18th Century ones mostly exported to Spain, The Phillipines and South America, and later 19th and early 20th Century ones exported to all of Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere. It's an unusual color and does look hand embroidered, though the embroidery is not particularly fine and the design pretty basic for one of these. I love those little ribbon flowers at the neckline.
     

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