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Original 1940s-50s Tehuantepec Mexico Embroidered Velvet Skirt Brown

$ 895.00

Vintage 1950s

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As the traditional dress of women in Tehuantepec, Mexico, this original vintage embroidered skirt dates from the 1940s-50s and is a beautiful work of Mexican textile art. Frida Kahlo frequently wore these traditional Mexican skirts and tops, and there are several photographs of her seen in them. 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 signs of wear.

The skirt is set on a thick yet soft brown velvet which is backed with an adorable 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, one tiny snag on the cotton waistband. Beautiful collector's piece.