1960s Josefa Mexico Rainbow Ribbon Caftan

This is just an amazing piece of art-to-wear. Hand made in Mexico in the late sixties, maybe early seventies, this is the epitome of hippie chic. Looking like it could have been worn by Talitha Getty this is an amazing and easy to wear piece. The design is based on a classic caftan this pairs light cotton with a linen like finish with an explosion of color and movement with those strands of multi-coloured ribbon applied to the front. A rainbow of colors are hand sewn into place with their ends left loose. When you move they move and create the most fabulous effect. Extra wide angel sleeves and a zip front that you can close tot he neck or leave low, are the perfect finishing touches. Presents as excellent condition!

Unlined and zips to close at the front with a painted metal zipper. There is a bit of patina to the fabric through out with some smudges of storage and foxing marks. Because of the brilliance of the ribbons and general "hippie" feel of the piece, these actually make it feel more authentic in a way.

The bust goes to 19" across from seam to seam - if this fits the rest should fit.It is 59" long from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA (One Size Fits All)

Item# DD2049

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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