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Dating silk embroidered robe

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Jenny, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Jenny

    Jenny Registered Guest

    I found last 2 items from retiring collector's estate.
    I think this is from the 20s? The condition is pretty bad. I believe the material is rayon because it is kind rough.
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  2. Vinclothes

    Vinclothes Alumni +

    Why are you calling it a silk robe when you think the material is rayon? Are you confusing fiber and weave?
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  3. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    That is lovely. The fabric looks like silk crepe, but of course I would have to handle it to be more sure. It is hard to determine the era, as you show it hanging on a hanger. If you could perhaps lay it flat with the sleeves laid out we could get a better idea of the shape of this. It could be 1920s, could be later.
     
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  4. Jenny

    Jenny Registered Guest

    Ahaha....this is what happen when I am half asleep and trying to write. I think it might be rayon crepe because the material is more rough than silk.
     
  5. Circa Vintage

    Circa Vintage Alumni +

    If it's rayon crepe, it's more likely to be '30s or '40s. I have one of these which has WW2 provenance, although mine has more elaborate embroidery, the style and colours are similar.
     
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  6. Jenny

    Jenny Registered Guest

    Thank you!

    Sorry, it took me a while. Here is the sleeve photo
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  7. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    If you can get a tiny snip of fabric from an inside seam, you can do a burn test and easily distinguish silk from rayon.
     

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