This Ruth Claridge of Montego Bay-Orcho Rios-Kingston hand painted original wood block print in a geometric floral with hummingbirds in rich colors of brown, black and white was purchased while on a vacation in 1965 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I stayed at a beautiful hotel in Montego Bay across from the beach. The hotel was still under construction but was almost completed. I was alone and 25 at the time. I happened to meet a girl that lived around the corner from me in NYC in my former apartment building. She had met several nice young men and we all hung out together. I was in the textile field and was always looking out for an interesting pattern to show to the textile companies that I worked with. This print really struck my fancy! I will never be this little size again..healthy.. so I have decided to part with it..and it is difficult. By the way, Ruth Claridge also sold hand made porcelain drop earrings that I purchased 2 pairs of..and will never part with them!
The Palazzo pants have a side metal zipper. The sleeveless shell has a long back metal zipper. The outfit is made of 100% cotton. It was worn and ENJOYED. It is still in very good condition. Both items are marked size 10, but they are very much smaller than today's size 10.
Here are the measurements:
HIPS...38" Plus As You Go Down...
Have you seen the rest of my shop? There is a large selection of interesting items that are ANYTHING VINTAGE!