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Tunic top

Black decorated tunic

Silk and silk satin, about 1923-25

Accession number WAG 2001.45.28

Labelled L & M, KOM : 833, FAC : 5773, 44

Tunic top with scooped neckline, the front and back of black silk, the long sleeves, wrist-ties and bottom edges of tunic of silk satin.

Front and lower section of back are both hand-embroidered in tambour stitch with Chinoiserie design in pale blue silk and gold metallic thread, now tarnished. Unlined.

Probably made in China for European export.

Close-up photograph showing detail of buildings and trees in the embroidery