Ivory Silk Crepe Slip With Pastoral Embroidery

Ivory Silk Crepe Slip With Pastoral Embroidery, c. 1930s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

Date: c. 1930s

Origin: Great Britain

Fabric: Silk

Brand: Custom made


This elegant silk slip is made from a lightweight silk crêpe. The cut of the garment is a little unusual, with angular shaped panels at the high hip, and darts at the waist. A delicate lace trim finishes the neckline. The slip is most notable for its embroidery at the neckline: an intricately hand stitched pastoral scene, detailing a shepherdess with two sheep, floral and wheat motifs. The majority of the scene is executed in satin stitch with a glossy silk thread, giving a beautiful textural contrast to the matte silk crepe backing.


From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

Museum number: KL-2017-152


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