Vintage 1950s skirt is striking in a rich medley of colors, with a unusual mythology theme. This piece features four renderings of an Aztec Sun Stone or Calendar Stone, in blue turquoise, brown, rust, fuchsia, yellow and emerald green. At the front and back is a scene of a traditionally dressed archer over what we assume is his love. My consignor thinks that this is meant to be a romanticized interpretation of Huitzilopochtli as the god of sun and of war, but I couldn't find a myth to match this dramatic scene. The waistband is a sturdy cotton.
The top shown can be found here: https://fabgabs.com/products/versatile-1950s-black-velveteen-blouse-with-keyhole-cutouts*Please forgive the lack of photographs on a mannequin, I had a technical error with my files and wanted to get these up when scheduled.
This has been converted to hook closure from an adjustable style. I think 34" is the maximum it could be adjusted to fit, but if hooks were moved or ties were added, it could fit as small as 26" well.
Waist: 33" *
Label: Mitla, S.A. "Telas Pintadas Y Estampadas A Mano" (Handpainted and Patterned Fabrics) Hand Painted Fast Colors, Hecho en Mexico.
Condition: Good plus
This skirt is in sturdy and in good condition. Like many authentically hand painted skirts, there are some spatters of paint and little spots that are out of place, as this work was likely done fast. This skirt has some smudges from being work and brushing against things on the far right front and a bit on the left, but as this is a consignment piece, I wasn't comfortable trying to wash it to tidy those up. This used to be adjustable with ties, but someone cut off the tie ends in the past, and it currently closes with hook and eye. It could be converted to ties again fairly easily with the right material, but has been priced with consideration to that alteration.