Fabulous 1960s Josefa Hand Muted Charcoal & Coral Cotton Caftan w Hand Embroidered Details

I love Josefa caftans and have covered the history of the label a couple of times in my Instagram. They are like owning a piece of wearable art. Every single one of them was entirely hand made and detailed. They were made in Mexico in the late sixties to early seventies and were the epitome of Bohemian chic in their day. They are easy to wear pieces that can go from the beach, to exploring far off markets, to being worn as an evening piece depending on how you style them. I am always happy to find the really fabulous examples for the shop and this is definitely one.

This is a wonderful example of her work and it is gorgeous too. The cotton is soft and it is a dream on. Most of her caftans tended to be bright vivid colours so it is a bit unusual to see this one with in this deep charcoal and ivory combination. There is still that pop of vivid colour though with the embroidery work on it and the muted coral stripes. I love it. The cut through the body is full and easy. It falls from the shoulders and opens up even more as it nears the hem.  The panels set along each side add volume and I love how those are a striped fabric that add contrast to the solid charcoal middle. I also shot the caftan laid out flat so that you can see how this looks. Because the cut is more loose and easy over the body it is incredibly easy to wear. The sleeves are fantastic and each is wide and cut along a curve underneath.  You can see on the photo of the caftan laid out how they are cut straight across the top and then curve to add shape at the bottom. At the front is a huge embroidered flower and there is a small embroidered flower in each sleeve. These are all done by hand.  It is stunning. Excellent condition with minor notes below 

Unlined and closes at the back with a metal zipper. I see a few small spots on thisone. On the sleeves and a couple on the body of the caftan. Please see the photos after the label shot. They are all pretty minor and get lost in the pattern. It is even better in person and has a beautiful authentic vintage patina. The loose cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes.

Sleeves: approx 20"
Shoulders: no true defined seam
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 27" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 54" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4349

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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