Bed-jacket; [?]; 1940; 2010.403
Bed-jacketAbout this object
Bad-jacket; a knitted, green jacket with a wide collar, long sleeves and white ribbon tie at front for fastening.
The bed jacket, a woman's garment, is a waist-length robe worn to cover the chest, shoulders and arms while sitting up in bed. Its short length and cape-like cut allowed it to be put on (or removed) while in bed. Often made of sheer or lacy fabrics and displaying very feminine trimmings and details, it was often used more for seduction, rather than warmth or modesty. It was popularized in 1930s Hollywood films featuring glamorous settings and glamorous stars lounging languorously in their silken bedrooms. This particular bed jacket is dated to 1940.
processed material, textile, wool; processed material, textile.Measurements
l 370mm (shoulder to hem) x w 380mm (shoulder to shoulder)
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type