Ecru Embroidered Tulle Wrap Robe With Purple Silk Sash

Ecru Embroidered Tulle Wrap Robe With Purple Silk Sash, c. 1920s. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

Date: c. 1920s

Origin: Unknown

Fabric: Embroidered tulle, silk habotai

Brand: Custom made


This robe is made from a base of profusely tambour embroidered tulle, with a repeated motif of flowers, foliage and swirls. The body of the robe is lined with a cream silk and the neckline trimmed with a purple silk habotai. The sleeves are cut in a flutter style, using two layers of unlined embroidered tulle. The robe closes with popper fastenings and a lavish waist tie, made from the same purple silk that the neckline is trimmed with.


Kindly donated to The Underpinnings Museum collection by Cathy Hay of Foundations Revealed

Museum number: UM-2017-047


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