Five Cool Vintage Things With a Tassel

Five Cool Vintage Things With a Tassel

Really, why aren't tassels attached to more things in our lives? It's a question that I walk around asking myself with increasing regularity upon looking, for example, at a good chair that's just missing a little something, or a shawl that could be extraordinary with the addition of an extra touch. Enter: the tassel- a small but mighty way to infuse some style into the everyday things we wear and love. Here are five vintage tasseled pieces designed for sartorial enjoyment. 

  Les choses de Paul Poiret  by Georges Lepape, 1911

Les choses de Paul Poiret by Georges Lepape, 1911

 

First up, THIS vintage embroidered hand loomed Mexican huipil via Etsy. Is this real life?

 

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Next, there's this kidney-shaped clutch circa the 1970s with not one but two tassels via 1stdibs. 

 

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And this Yves Saint Laurent multicolored tassel belt from the 80s via 1stdibs. 

 

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Then there's this feathered boa from the1800s via Etsy. Any item with the presence to combine feathers and tassels is surely a winner in my book. 

 

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Finally this vintage enameled, tasseled pleated silk bag via 1stdibs. Ditto for items with the presence to combine tasseling and enameling and pleating. 

 

Are you feeling sufficiently motivated to transform yourself into this woman yet, or am I alone here? 

 Erté, Ocean De Lumiere 1982

Erté, Ocean De Lumiere 1982

 

Feature image: Tassel gown by Erté

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