Help dating embroidered robe

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Elanger, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Elanger

    Elanger Registered Guest

    Hello folks,
    Can anyone help me with dating this robe? It is some kind of linen with hand embroidery. Found in an attic. It is so lovely! The only markings are some kind of ink at the top inside collar, but illegible now. Thanks for your help! IMG_20200128_110138.jpg IMG_20200128_110123.jpg

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  2. The Vintage Stylist

    The Vintage Stylist Administrator Staff Member

    Hi there! 1940s/early 50s - could be a souvenir robe from Korean War - my best guess.
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  3. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    Your robe is very lovely. It is a bit difficult to date as we cannot really see the cut and shape of the robe very well. Due to the fact that it is linen, I suspect this is older than WWII era. Possibly pre 1920s. But again, hard to tell.
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  4. Elanger

    Elanger Registered Guest

    Thank you!
  5. Elanger

    Elanger Registered Guest

    Thanks for your help!
  6. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    I don't think it's linen. Linen is very absorbent. I'm not sure that a drop of water will tell you much unless you have other fibers to compare it with.

    A better picture of fabric would help, but I'm guessing rayon.
  7. Elanger

    Elanger Registered Guest

    Here are a few more pictures of the fabric including one of a frayed area where you can see the threads:

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  8. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

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