Beaded velvet evening blouse, c.1938
A unique vintage accessory, like this velvet evening blouse, adds a personal element to any wardrobe. The blouse, which closes in front with a metal zipper, can also be worn as a jacket.
The blouse is fashioned from black rayon velvet. The sleeve caps have narrow pads to support the slight puff. With its coral and turquoise combination, the beading pattern is reminiscent of Navajo jewelry design. The pattern is outlined with burnished metallic gold beads.
The bold beaded design executed in assertive, contrasting hues creates an almost hypnotic aesthetic tension that holds the viewer's eye.
The condition is excellent. It is clean and ready to wear.
It measures: 42" bust, 32" waist, and 19" from shoulder to hem.