Lace bird, American silk dress (detail), 1904. Via Tumblr (http://mimmilie.tumblr.com/post/21275772642/aeete-american-silk-dress-detail-1904).
VINTAGE SILK KIMONO FABRIC:Handpaint Tree Peony/Chrysanthemum@Z66
Raoul Dufy | composition avec des fleurs | watercolor + pencil on vellum | design for Bianchini-Férier: silk manufacturers: Lyon | France | c. 1920
Vintage Black Silk Crepe Gold Lamé Lame Animal Print Spotted Bias Cut Dress This vintage Art Deco black silk crepe gold lamé animal print spotted bias cut dress dates from the 1930s. It is made of a gold metallic lamé thread woven fabric top in an animal print spotted pattern design, with a black silk crepe skirt
You will fall completely in love with this vintage kimono silk shade. The luxurious feel of the fabric, the pure simplicity of the geometric pattern design, the depth of colour. And then... the luxurious sheen of the soft champagne metallic lining. There is nothing mundane about this light! Only one shade using this fabric has been, or ever will be, made - a stunning one-off!
Bustle gown with ball and dinner bodices, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1885, Vintage Textile. Silk brocade, silk satin, cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs. Acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum Collection in 2007 for the exhibit "After Dark: 100 Years of the Evening Dress." See VintageTextile.com on Facebook.