Gorgeous embroidered silk piano shawl from 1930. Done in a creme gold tone with pink and yellow stylized Chinese roses and green leaves. Long intricate hand knotted silky fringes. Such a beautiful coloration and the material feels heavenly.
Fabric: 100% Silk
Size: Fits all sizes
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition, shows some signs of age, minor staining which blends into the fabric, some pulls embroidery threads.
REMARK: Shawl got soaked several times and special treatment for Vintage silk by EVELLON Vintage. No use of harmful chemicals. In case you have questions how to treat your vintage treasure, please feel free to ask at anytime.
Interesting historic facts:
A piano "shawl" was also called a piano blanket or piano throw, and was very popular in the Victorian Era and was exactly that: a large piece of fabric, usually (but not always) with deep knotted fringes. Thrown over the piano for decorative purposes and to protect the wood finish from water stains, finger marks, scratches, dust, etc. They were often very elaborate and made of heavy fabrics such as silk velvets, mohair velvets, satin brocades with chenille embroidery, heavy silks, golden threads, etc.They were not meant to be worn as a garment.
In the late 1910's and 1920's, the very large, lighter weight silk fringed shawls with fancy embroidery were worn as garments, and were often called piano shawls, probably due to their large size and fringes. They were influenced both by Spanish fashions and Oriental fashions and motifs. A garment correctly referred to as a Piano Shawl would be a large lightweight silk, with deep silk knotted fringes and usually have fancy silk floss embroidery. Of course, these same shawls would often be tossed over a piano, sofa or hung on a wall.
Source: Rue de la Paix, Trading Member at Vintage Fashion Guild
Vintage polka dot and geometric patterned scarf features a beautiful lightweight sheer drape. Great to wear as a scarf, hair tie or waist band and can be styled with your favorite gold jewelry and high waisted denim for a classic all season look.
Measures approximately: 30” X 30”
excellent vintage condition
Vintage items may come with minor flaws due to pre loved wear. Please enjoy and appreciate this item with it's character. Vintage items are FINAL SALE.
Absolute gorgeous Olga Greco silk scarf, Made in Italy, with abstract pattern in red, blue and white. Looks absolutely fantastic with a white blouse and denim, but goes well as addition to any other kind of wardrobe.
Presenting a vibrant Miss Eileen Silk scarf from the 70s with abstract pattern in sherbet, purple, creme and turquoise. This scarf takes your personal style to a whole new level of cool and hip. Super soft lightweight.
Vintage 1970's Anne Klein 100% Silk scarf with an elegant paisley design, rich in colors of black, beige, golden brown, white and Richelieu red. Soft and shimmering. Hand stitched rolled ends. Original tags indicate that it was made in Japan. Timeless in function and fashion, the silk scarf is as utilitarian today as it ever has been.
Label: Anne Klein
Made in Japan
25 1/2 '' X 25 1/2 ''
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition
Anne Klein(1923-1974) started out in fashion as a sketcher. In 1938 she went to work at Varden Petites, and through most of the 1940s she designed at Maurice Rentner. In 1948 Anne and her husband Ben Klein formed the Junior Sophisticates label. The label changed the nature of junior fashions, as Klein designed clothes for a more grown-up teen than had been done previously. Junior Sophisticates lasted until the mid-1960s.
In 1968 Klein founded Anne Klein and Company. This label was known for its coordinating lines of separates and for the use of fabrics in new and untraditional ways, such as the pairing of evening with daytime fabrics. The company also produced accessories that were designed to go with the garments in the line.
Klein died unexpectedly in 1974 and Donna Karan was hired to take over the position of head designer. She brought Louis Dell’Olio in as co-designer. He stayed at Anne Klein as head designer after Karan left in 1984. In 1993 the job went to Richard Tyler, who stayed only a year before leaving. The next head designer was Patrick Robinson. Between 2001 and 2003, the designer was Charles Nolan. In an attempt to make the label more upscale, late in 2006 designer Isabel Toledo was named creative director of Anne Klein. After two critically acclaimed collections, she was let go from the company in November 2007.
Source: Vintage Fashion Guild, Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com
You're a 60's lover? This fun piece from Jacqmar of London could be the new accessory to your wardrobe. Base color is a rich purple featuring a psychedelic flower power floral print in different shades of pink and lilac. Rolled hem. Silky soft feel.
Beautiful silk scarf by Vera Neumann, Made in Japan from the 70's. Fantastic floral color play in orange, yellow green and grey. Lovely hand stitched border. A sophisticated accessory for your wardrobe.
Made in Japan
Size: 30 X 30 inches
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition
Vera Neumann(1907-1993), primarily a scarf designer, was a wonderful colorist with great graphic style. She signed her textiles Vera. Her fabrics are also seen in blouses and dresses from the 1960s and 1970s, using silk as well as cotton. Vera also designed textiles for the home, such as napkins and tablecloths. The Vera label is seen starting about 1947.
This square scarf is cut from irresistibly soft couture-quality silk and hand signed with Gayahuee Paris. The magnificent green hues and watercolor pattern with pink and yellow on lustrous silk will beautify any outfit and adorn your neck.
Light and soft will this versatile accessory add an artful and sophisticated finish to any look.
Rock a scarf and a work-of-art at the same time! Colorful printed silk scarf of an abstract painting titled "The Thunderstorm" by H. Lyman Sayen.
Label: Smithsonian Institution 1994
Fabric: 100% Silk
30" wide, 31" long Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition
Saÿen studied with Matisse in Paris and was among the first to bring modern art into Philadelphia's conservative culture. He created The Thundershower from a mix of European modernism and Native American decorative patterns. But this painting is not just "cross-cultural." It also marks a transition from an older world to a new and dynamic century. The two figures move through time and space like the frames of a filmstrip, and organic forms meld with angles and arcs of pure color. Before he began to paint, Saÿen was an electrical engineer who held patents for radiological instruments. He died on the threshold of the Machine Age, shortly after completing this work, and The Thundershower suggests an artist who was already engaged in a new way of seeing.
Source: Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006