Rare 1940s-50s Tehuantepec Mexico Embroidered Huipil Blouse Rust
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Stunning and rare vintage 1940s-50s Tehuantepec, Mexico emboidered Huipil blouse made of rust velvet featuring a large and stunning orange all-over floral. Frida Kahlo frequently wore these traditional Mexican skirts and tops, and there are several photographs of the artist seen in them. This particular blouse dates from when Kahlo was still alive - making it highly collectible. Even the colors are reminiscent of Kahlo's paintings. It is in beautiful vintage condition showing no signs of wear.
As the traditional dress of women in Tehuantepec, Mexico, this rare vintage embroidered is a beautiful work of historical Mexican textile art and is perfect for summer travel.
The top is set on a thick yet soft rust colored velvet which is backed with an adorable denim blue cotton polka dot print lining. It features an all-over floral motif with several large orange flowers. The embroidery is absolutely exquisite and features French knots.
Size: Small-Large (one size fits most due to the boxy square Huipil cut)
Bust/Waist: 50" (loose fit)
Length (slightly cropped fit): 21"
Shoulder to shoulder: 19"
Condition: Excellent to near mint condition. Beautiful and clean, ready to wear. No holes, stains, etc. The top was handmade in Mexico by Tehuana women during the 1940s/50s so the finishings may seem semi-raw; however this is how these tops were made back then so it is not a design flaw.