Fabulous dutch wax fabric dress. High fold over neck much like a modified turtle, cutback shoulders, free flowing body, closing in the back with a long metal zipper, each side has a 15 1/2 inch open pleat at the hem.
Impossible to date as this was expertly hand tailored. The only defining factor is the metal zipper which was not used in manufacturing much beyond the 1960's. However, since this is hand tailored that can't be used to determine an era.
Fabric runs in vertical stripes with dark greens, blue, gold, black and white.
Lovely condition with no issues.
The fabric is marked guaranteed dutch wax which is also known as African wax or ankara. Known to be colorful cotton fabric with batik printing.
No size is indicated so please check the measurements carefully. Keep in mind there is no give to this fabric.
Bust and waist are 36, hips are 40, total length 52 and hem circumference is 48 inches. My model measures B34 W25 1/2 H35 and you can see how it fits her with no adjustments.
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