1970s Casa Maya Handmade & Embroidered Mexican 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 and is very easy to wear. The design is based on a classic caftan with wide cut sleeves and a body that widens as it nears the hem.  It is made of a  light, raw feeling cotton with a linen like finish. The base color is a orange that is striped in different hues and over that are sewn different color ribbons that run down the length of the dress. with an explosion of color and movement with those strands of multi-colored ribbon applied to the front. These are hand sewn into place, as are the little rounded corner squares of fabric that are scattered over the caftan. Each of those are done is different color stripes and each has some whimsical little bug, or plant hand embroidered in its center. It is wonderful. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips over the head to wear. The cut will allow for a variety of sizes to wear it.

Sleeves: 14"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55" from natural neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD2828

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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