Terra-cotta shades ombré wool and cotton Beacon robe with original twisted rope belt. Shawl collar and front pockets. Wear as a robe or as a duster jacket. Nicely worn and slightly thin in areas as expected from a well-loved 1940’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.
Fit: One size fits most depending on desired style (model wears a small/medium)
Sleeve 22 inches
Shoulder (across) 19 inches
Cuff opening 6 inches
Length (back) 46 inches
Condition: Good worn, some thin areas. No major noticeable flaws.