Vintage Mexican Artisan Bright Coloured Pattern Hand Embroidered Flowers & Birds Top

This is a gorgeous top that was made in Mexico and the textile it is made from probably dates to the sixties or seventies. The cut is loose and easy with a wide cut neckline and a simple T shape through the body. The fit through the body is very wide and open. There are two attached ties made from the same embroidered fabric that you can tie to give the top  more shape. I have tied it at the back so you really get a sense of the work on the front of the piece, but you could just as easily tie it at the front. The entire top has been hand embroidered. The main pattern is a stunning array of colours in an intricate design. Then over that is a secondary design that combines beautiful bright flowers and birds with just a subtle pop of silver thread worked in here and there. The bird and floral pattern curves around the neckline and runs over each shoulder. There is a wide band of the design that runs across both the front and back of the upper chest. More of the design is set at the bottom centre of the hem on both sides. It is extraordinary and one of those little magical things that you only find in vintage. Excellent condition 

Unlined and slips on the wear. There is a hook at the top of the notched neck that has been added. The loose cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes and the smaller you are the more it will feel like an oversize cut piece when on. 

Sleeves are 14" around in total
Shoulders: no defined seams 
Bust-hips: to 22.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 18" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S938

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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