Hand Embroidered Tie Dye Duster


One-of-a-kind hand-dyed tie dye silk convertible duster by Carter Smith with hand embroidery detailing by Kathleen McConnell. Carter Smith has been creating shibori fabrics that have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide for over 49 years.

  • Embroidered silk duster vest
  • Can also be born as a dramatic top with draped front bow & overskirt
  • Black, ruby red, saffron, livid, grey, fuchsia, old mauve, teal
  • Panels of shibori silk & black 
  • Flowing silhouette
  • Open front, attached underarm front sash ties
  • Sleeveless
  • Unlined, 100% silk
  • Carter Smith label
  • Very good vintage condition, various pulls to some of the delicate black panels, barely noticeable amongst the pattern (all photos for condition, photo 10 for detail) 
  • Estimated size: M-L

Bust (Underarm to Underarm): 53"
Waist: 54"
Length (Centre Front): 52"
Shoulder-to-Shoulder: 23"
Arm Opening: 27"


Please note that garment specs are the total measurement in inches, taken flat from the outside face unless noted otherwise. Please be sure to leave enough allowance for ease of movement and comfort, especially when considering the fit of a lined jacket or coat. We recommend comparing against measurements of clothing with which you are familiar with the fit. Check out these this great tutorial if you are unsure how to measure your garments: Illustrated Measuring Guide

Please read all descriptions and measurements, and purchase carefully. Due to the unique nature of vintage items, all sales are final. 



Bent Knee Mannequin
-Size: 4
-Bust: 33.5"
-Waist: 25.5"
-Hip: 35"
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"


Extended Leg Mannequin
-Size: 2
-Bust: 31"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"

All items are final sale

Items are sold in condition depicted. Items are shipped in as-is condition. Once the item leaves our possession we are no longer responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

For domestic orders placed online or via Instagram, we offer $10 flat rate shipping, in addition to UPS ground and expedited services for an additional cost. All international orders to ship via UPS or DHL. Customers are responsible for all duties and fees associated with international orders.
Orders are carefully packed, processed, and prepared for shipment within 1 business day of receiving your order.
*Recess is not responsible for incurred customs fees or packages lost in the mail. Please contact us at within 14 days of your purchase date with any issues or inquiries regarding your delivery.

**Some items, especially those purchased via Instagram, may be excluded from our shipping promotion and shipping will be charged at current carrier rates due to oversized, fragile, or odd-sized packaging and materials.**


Local Pickup 

We offer local in-store pickup for purchases made online. Customers who have selected local pickup will be notified via email when the item is ready for pickup during business hours.

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