This dressing gown was made for Guy Siek, a tall man of over 6 feet, 5 inches, by his mother. Composed of a range of woven silks, the seam edges of the patches are embroidered with a variety of stitches that incorporate a great number of French Knots. Some of the fabrics used, including two panels on the back, have Asian design references.

Image courtesy of Norfolk Museums Service (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery)

Man's Dressing Gown
Mrs. Siek
Made in
United Kingdom
The Costume & Textile Study Centre, Norwich, UK
NWHCM: 1972.280