Woodland shades of green and brown ombré wool and cotton Beacon robe with non-original twisted rope belt. Shawl collar and front pockets. Wear as a robe or as a duster jacket. Nicely worn as expected from a well-loved 1930’s garment.
These ombré blankets and robes are hard to come by as they all date pre-1950’s. The Beacon company invented a technique to create this ombré fabric using a combination of recycled cotton and wool. The ombré process was abandoned in the 1950’s when synthetic fabrics were introduced as a more cost efficient alternative. An arsonist burned the factory building in 2003 about a year after Beacon officially closed and the factory was shuttered. It is rumored that this secret ombré technique was lost in the fire.
Armpit to armpit 21 inches
Sleeve 29 inches
Shoulder (across) 15 inches
Cuff opening 5 inches
Length (back) 45 inches
Waist 21.5 inches
Condition: Good. Right shoulder seam repair and some scattered stains on front.