Label ‘Liberty & Co. London &Paris’
The John Bright Collection owns several evening cloaks originally bought from the shop Liberty & Co., of which two are included on this website. Their simple flat construction designed to hang loosely on the body, softly coloured fabrics, and ornamentation of embroidered borders, motifs and silk tassels, which add to their oriental character, made them quintessential ‘Artistic’ garments. (See Related Items)
This unlined example is made from half an oval of deep cream satin with slits for the arms to go through. Its broad borders are finely embroidered in satin stitch and french knots with a stylised floral design in delicate shades of peach pink, light green and cream, each pointed end terminated in a silk tassel.