Tunic top, silk and satin, about 1923-25

Accession number WAG 2001.45.28

Black embroidered top

Tunic top of black silk and silk satin. Hand-embroidered in tambour stitch with a Chinese-inspired design in pale blue silk and gold metallic thread.

Probably made in China for export to Europe.

Detail of embroidery

In the exhibition this item is displayed with a pleated black wool skirt, not shown here, made by Jay's Ltd, London in about 1920. The skirt is not from the Tinne collection.