Mexican sequined velveteen top
Cotton velveteen shell is BEDAZZLED with an intricate, hand-painted & sequin-topped design. Aztec-influenced motif depicts a large eagle perched on curling branches. Metallic gold brushwork. Sequins are colored emerald, ruby, gold and sapphire. Fitted. Metal zipper opens the back hem. A dashing piece of Souvenir textile art. Most probably this originally matched a Mexican circle skirt.
size & fit- sm/med
bodice (shoulder-to-waist): 19"
Some noticable flaws. Still wearable -- but also useful as study pieces, theatrical costumes or fix'm-ups. Only purchased if item is rare, beautiful, or historically-significant. Noted: missing several sequins from the neck/arm edge-trim. Paint is cracked in several places (see pics). Still very wearable.
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