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Very Rare Original 1940s-50s Tehuantepec Mexico Skirt with All-Over Embroidery

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Collectible Vintage

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Absolutely stunning and extremely rare handmade Mexican embroidered textile skirt made by women in Tehuantepec Mexico. Dating from the 1940s-50s, this skirt is fully covered in hand-embroidery, depicting several large and uniquely positioned flowers and roses. The colors on this skirt depict so beautifully the bright folk art of Mexico.

Click on the photos to zoom in and appreciate the masterful technique. Frida Kahlo frequently wore Tehuana traditional Mexican skirts and tops and this particular skirt dates from when Kahlo was still alive - making it highly collectible. Even the colors are reminscent of Kahlo's paintings. It is in beautiful vintage condition showing no major signs of wear.


The skirt is set on a thick yet soft brown velvet which is backed with blue cotton polka dot print lining. It features an all-over floral motif with several large flowers and roses (ranging in size from about 2" to " in 5" each). The original white lace underskirt is included but detached and the waistband is adjustable. Because of the extra folds in the fabric and style of the waistband, this skirt can be configured to fit a number of different sizes.

Size: One Size Fits Most. Adjustable wrap-style waistband can be tied to fit a number of waists.

Measurements:
Waist: Up to 36"
Hips: Free
Length: 29"

Era and Condition: 1940s/50s - All Original. Includes original white lace underskirt (not pictured). Excellent to mint condition. Showing no stains or holes. Beautiful collector's piece.