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Title
 
Parachute Silk Blouse
Description
 
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.
Object Name
 
blouse
Date
 
1949
Physical Description
 
White blouse with turned down collar and full-length sleeves. A section has been cut out of the proper left front. White ? nylon fabric.
Material
 
textile
Measurements
 
whole: 240 x 290 x 45 mm
Maker
 
Thornhill, Lilian
Theme
 
Work & Play | Arts & Crafts
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 2
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service