1960s Thai Silk Black, Purple, and Red Chrysanthemum Floral Maxi Dress

Thai Silk


Stunning colorful floral dress made of smooth Thai silk. The dress is maxi length, with long, loose sleeves, an empire silhouette, and a high neckline with narrow V - neck slit. The print of the dress is just fantastic - chrysanthemums in neon pinks and purples pop on a black silk background, with streams of purple and pops of bright leaves in two - tone green. The bodice of the dress features bright red piping around the empire waist that is echoed in the frog buttons below the neckline, and in a panel of fabric that peeks out from the center slit of the skirt. Brilliant!

The Thai silk industry burst onto the global stage in the 1950s and 1960s, partly due to the efforts of Jim Thompson, an American businessman who helped introduce it to the American public. Thompson went missing in 1967, but his impact on the industry continues - his house has become a museum and pilgrimage site for those interested in Thai silk textiles and Southeast Asian art. This dress was created during the 1960s when there was a wave of interest in Thai silk and Asian art motifs, leading to the creation of various silk firms.

  • Country of Origin
  • Condition
  • Materials & Techniques
    Silk Floral Repeating
  • Size
    36 Inches
    32 Inches
    36 Inches
    56.5 Inches
  • Size Chart

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