Parachute Silk Blouse
One of several blouses made out of parachute silk by Lilian Thornhill of Shirley in 1949. After the Second World War, clothing was very hard to come by because rationing was still in force. However, parachutes were available coupon-free as army surplus. Lilian bought a whole parachute with her friend, Norah Mason.
White blouse with turned down collar and full-length sleeves. A section has been cut out of the proper left front. White ? nylon fabric.
whole: 240 x 290 x 45 mm
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