Evening mantle

This evening mantle was made in Japan around 1900 to 1910 specifically for the western market. It is made in white silk, the cut is based on a Chinese robe with a rounded neckline, wide loose sleeves and side slits. The silk embroidery uses traditional Japanese techniques, yet the motif appeals to European taste. The robe is embroidered in a rose design in pink, grey and green silk thread. Similar robes were sold through Japanese department stores like Takashimaya, or dealers like Shino Shobey. Shobey exported silk garments like this robe to Europe and the USA from Yokohama, Tokyo. Many silk exporters were based in the district.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
132/1969
Category
Decorative Art
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Material
silk
Common Name
evening mantle
Simple Name
coat
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914)
Production Country
Japan
Production Date
c 1900
Production Year Low
1900
Production Year High
1905

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evening mantle