This is a Mexican Huipil and Dress referred to as "Tehuana" or "Traje" is Juchitan, Oaxaca.
Neck: 12.5 inches
Width at bust: 26 inches
Length: 23 inches
Length: 29 inches plus 12 inches "olan" (lace) at bottom
Width: 29 inches
1. Huipil from the Nahuatl word is the most common traditional garment worn by indigenous women from central Mexico to central America. It is a loose-fitting tunic, generally made from two or three pieces of fabric which are then joined together with stitching with an opening for the head and if the sides are sewn, opening for the arms. The length of the huipil can vary from a short blouse-like garment or long enough to reach the floor. They have different purposes as for weeding and even to dress the statues of saints.
2. It's a great specimen Oaxacan embroidery. Great for a designer or collector.
3. Era 1990's.
4.The Juchitan and Tehuana People use these Dresses that are Hand Embroidered with Flowers design on a Singer Pedal - Machine in front and back on a loveley velvet cloth.
5.Intact with original cotton lining.
6.Both Tehuana and Juchitan are famous for the beloved Frida Kahlo, who was known to dress in these blouses on a regular basis.
7.Very good condition, "This Dress is unsewn" meaning the sides of the dress are not sewn, it is an open piece of embroidery such as a runner etc.