French silk/lace slip, 1920s, from the Vintage Textile archives. [I have a very similar slip, with less elaborate lace, which was among the family belongings; nice to find an approximate date for it . . . ]
Detail Japanese Boro coat.. Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused indigo-dyed cotton rags. Never intented to be viewed as a thing of beauty they just are amazingly beautiful, patched and sewn piece-by-piece, handed down from generation to generation they became objects of desire because of their beauty , history and soul.