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Vintage Tehuantepec Mexico Embroidered Skirt with New Waistband Black

$ 695.00

Collectible Vintage

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As the traditional dress of women in Tehuantepec, Mexico, this updated vintage embroidered skirt dates from the 1940s-50s and is a beautiful work of Mexican textile art. Featuring a modern waistband that has been added to make the skirt more wearable - the skirt snaps into place at the natural waist. Frida Kahlo frequently wore these traditional Mexican skirts and tops, and there are several photographs of her seen in them.

The skirt is set on a thick yet soft black velvet which is backed with an adorable brown polka dot print cotton lining. It features an all-over floral motif with several large flowers and roses (ranging in size from about 2" to 5" each). The original white lace underskirt has been detached to make the skirt more wearable.

Size: Small

Measurements:
Waist: 27-28"
Hips: 40"
Length: 36"

Condition: Excellent condition showing no major signs of wear. There are some small scuffs to the velvet waistband where a hanger was holding the skirt up.