Extraordinary 1960s Char Hand Made Leather & Suede Wrap Scenic Patchwork Skirt
The Char label is one of the best of the hand made leather goods labels from the sixties and seventies. It has a cult like following because of the quality and sheer fabulousness of their pieces. Char made these pieces from approx 1968 to about 1975-76 in Mexico. Some of the best leather craftsman in the world were there at the time and the pieces they made are fantastic.
This skirt is wonderful and an excellent example of their work. They hand-dyed their leathers and suedes using colours that instantly make you think of the desert. They loved to use a combination of suede and leather that they hand cut and whip-stitched into place to make up their creations. This is a wonderful example of their work. It is a wrap skirt that has been made to create a patchwork landscape scene that goes all the way around the entire skirt. Each part of the design was individually cut and then pieced together to create the design that you see. Everything would have had to have been pre-planned and the and for would have taken many hours to complete. To wear it you simple wrap and tie it in place with the rawhide ties. It is a very unusual piece and its gorgeous too. Excellent condition with a minor note below
Unlined, hand made and whip-stitched. It closes with a leather ties. At some point someone added a series of hooks and one of them has stitching that you see form the front. You could easily adjust the hooks and ties to fit a variety of sizes. I have given the measurements of the back seam to seam but you can easily go up or down a couple inches in either direction. It shows normal patina for leather of this age with the occasional scuff and wear that just adds to its authentic vintage feel. Please see the last photo for the most apparent spot on it.
Length: 22" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
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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