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Beautiful Vintage Chinese Silk Jacket, could be worn as a dress too

COLOURS:Gold tonings

FEATURES:Embroidery, Chinese floral in beautiful vintage colours of eau de nil, chalk pink, duck egg & saffron.

Manderin collar, Embleshments to silk buttons, decorative stitched bodice & side pockets

DESIGNER & MAKER: Wong Sons of Shanghai- A designer company who in the 1960- 80s looked back to early times of Hollywood Glamour of the 1930s & 40s.

FABRIC : 100%  Chinese silk, on label

Fully lined

SIZE: 38- measures BUST 40 inches

Length 45 inches , so Midi

ERA: 1920-50- 'Orential styling', as it was called  was BIG from the early to mid 20th century 

AGE: 1960s most likely

CONDITION: Pristine 

SILK TEST

 

Hand Touch
Smoothness! Touch it by hand, and feel the smoothness. Soft, waxy feeling is unique characteristic of silk products. When pressed on the surface of the product, a pulling feeling or very slight stickness will observed.

Friction
Mutual friction of silk products will create a crisp sound, commonly known as wire-ming.

Lustre
Silk Lustre is different from other fabrics. It is shimmering. The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fiber, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors. This “shot” effect gives a surface that “shines” and appears to change colour as the angle of light on it changes. Synthetic fabrics shine white, no matter what the angle of the light.

Weave
Silk can be hand-woven or machine-woven. Hand-woven silk has its own individual characteristics. Each piece is unique. Look for slubbing, and slight, very minor variations in the evenness of the weave. These are natural and to be expected. Machine-woven silk will have a perfectly even weave with no flaws and very little character.
Synthetic fabrics will mostly also look perfect.

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Chinese Long Silk Jacket

£79.99Price