Custom Made Coat From Traditional 1940s Mexican Hand Embroidered TehuantepecFabric

This is an exceptional example of upcycling. This is a custom made coat that utilizes the fabric from the traditional Tehuantepec embroidered cloth. Those original textiles are absolutely beautiful examples of Mexican textile art. They were hand woven and were part of the traditional dress from the Tehuantepec area of Oaxaca. Frida Kahlo was known to wear pieces with this embroidered work on them. All of the embroidered parts to the coat that you see are from that traditional and original fabric. The workmanship is incredible and it is a stunning example of the art of Mexican textiles. 

The coat is gorgeous. The back and front are made of large panels of the embroidered fabric. The colours are amazing. Bright vivd corals are mixed with greens and yellow and red. In between the embroidery is a soft purple velvet. The purple is then picked up by the more modern wool jersey that makes up the sleeves and the bottom hem of the coat. The solid colour anchors the bright mix on the body and gives it a more modern feel. The coat is easy to wear with it skimming over the body cut. The shoulders drop slightly into the sleeves and there is no collar to deter from the embroidery. It closes down the front with a series of fabric covered snaps so that when it is closed the line of the embroidery is not broken up. It is generously cut through the body so should work on a range of sizes and body types. It is the perfect and easy to wear jacket that adds an instant pop of happy colour to your day mixed with a stunning example of early hand made textiles. Excellent condition 

Fully lined an a black silk and closes with fabric covered hidden snaps down the front. 

Sleeves: approx 22"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust-hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# C582

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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