silk chiffon turban styled hooded train c.1930s with embroidered wisteria and chenille
One of two I am listing (the other with embroidered dahlia's), this is a beautiful thing! In a feather light silk chiffon, it appears to have been hand embroidered with lilac wisteria flowers.
The 'hood' is a turban style, fully lined again in silk. The front brim is edged in a scalloped binding, and the crown features a soft chenille flower. It's gathered at the centre front, and beneath the chenille flower, to create the turban effect. it fastens to the front with braid ties.
Much hand stitching, it's been beautifully done. I assume the silk train is a width from the bolt, as it has manufactured selvedges. It's very beautiful, and (aside from the one it came with) I've never seen another like it.
Effectively one size, as designed to be worn as a veil.
Around the scalloped brim of the 'hood' measures approx 22". It is 14" across the bottom back edge of the hood, where it meets the train.
The train (not including hood) is approx 27' wide x 72' long, not including fringed end with tassels
It's really quite excellent. Appears to have only been worn once - I found a tiny bit of very old paper confetti in one of the tassels so have left it in place.. There's really nothing to note aside from a little dust at the very end of the tassels? Has clearly been very well cared for. Amazing to think it's nearly a century old!