30s HINDU SWASTIKA rare pre WWII art Deco silk print kimono robe lingerie duster vintage 1930s blue

$ 350.00

Designer: None

Era: 1930s

Size: Free Size

Fabric Content: Not marked, feels like silk

Description:

This unusual PRE WWII robe bears a swastika print which was a symbol of good luck before it was co opted by the Nazis.

Blue silk kimono robe with flowers and Hindu swastikas. Deep pockets on both hips and bust, comes with original belt. A perfect length that hits above the knee.

Some history of the Symbol.

"To the wearer of swastika will come from the four winds of heaven good luck, long life and prosperity. The swastika is the oldest cross, and the oldest symbol in the world. Of unknown origin, in frequent use in the prehistoric items, it historically first appeared on coins as early as the year 315 B.C."

From wikipedia :

"Archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates from the Neolithic period. An ancient symbol, it occurs mainly in the cultures that are in modern day India and the surrounding area, sometimes as a geometrical motif and sometimes as a religious symbol. It was long widely used in major world religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism."

A note from Ritual : I collect historical clothing and my intention in listing this item is to preserve and educate. It is a pre WWII garment and is in no way associated with Nazi propaganda. It is not my intention to offend anyone and if this does offend you , please move on from my listing,

Measures:

Shoulders: 15 1/2"
Sleeves: 23"
Bust: 40"
Waist: Free
Length: 33"

Condition Report: Very good condition with signs of wear commensurate with age