Date: c. 1930s
Origin: Great Britain
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