Egyptian Needlework Jacket, ca. 1925
This coat belonged to my husband's grandmother, and she and his grandfather traveled a great deal in the 1920s because they had the wealth to do so, and traveled all over the world. This coat came from Cairo. I have worn it on occasion as it comes back in and out of style over the years. So...
Well, it's actually in style right now. It is from the mid-1920s. It's a beautiful example of Egyptian needlework. Matter of fact, usually the Egyptian needlework I see is not near this fine of stitching. It's completely embroidered, all hand-embroidered, from the hem all the way to the collar, and it's on a soft cotton base. So it would be cool. And it's lined in silk. It would be in-your-face fashion for the 1920s. There's not much wear on it. It's in really, almost immaculate condition. In today's retail market, a coat of this quality from the '20s would retail in the $800 to $900 category.
Oh, how lovely. I'll feel very well wrapped when I do wear it.
But it's going back in a box with tissue.
And it will have good care from now on.
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