Vintage 1940s Mardi Gras or Masquerade Print Rayon Crepe Fabric 4 Yds

Silky “cold touch” rayon crepe yardage from the late 1940s features a vibrant print of masks with fan-like attachments, in chartreuse, turquoise, cherry red and white on a taupe grey ground.

The teal or white masks have chartreuse ribbon ties with charm-like rings or beads on them, in red, turquoise, and white; the streaming of these ribbons is echoed in the scrolling designs on the red-and-white pleated fans.

Festive prints like this one—referred to as either “Mardi Gras” or “masquerade” prints—were especially popular in the later 1940s and must have captured the post-WWII mood of the nation. Everything from summer separates to rayon robes or peplum dresses featured versions of the theme; please see photo #4 for an example of a New Look-style dress in a 1948 ad that features a similar print.

Measuring 4 yards in length and 40” wide from selvage to selvage, this fabric has a wonderfully fluid hand and is in excellent, sew-ready condition.

The fabric came from the estate of 2 local seamstresses; please see my other listings for more vintage fabric, mostly in pre-cut dressmaker lengths like this, from the same estate.

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Item ID: drb64

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$80 USD SOLD Vintage

Carrie Pollack, Wayland, MA   

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