This original African designer retro dress is in excellent condition and such a beautiful example of culture and design. The fabric alone is a great example of the unique beauty of quality considered design! Note the delicate tailoring, attention to detail and, the quality craftmanship in this wonderful piece.
The style and fit ensure this is a 'keeper' for the long haul. Flattering the body and easy to dress up or down. This dress is a winner with flats in summer or boots in winter!
Circa:1940 - 1970 Origin: Private Collection - STYLISTS OWN Designer: Thulare Monareng for OKETŠA
Fabric: Cotton with fully lined Easy Care (Poly/Nylon/Acrylic/Acetate) blend Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love
Modern Size Indicator*: 12 - 14 Measurement: Bust 46 cm, Waist 42 cm, Hip 60 cm(Laid flat) Vintage Size Indicator: 14
Fit: Tailored Fixture: Original
DESIGNER INFORMATION: More information about this Ankara visual expression of Africa through design is by New York founder, Thulare Monareng and more information can be found here.
Ankara *WAX PRINTWikipedia: Wax prints are a type of nonverbal communication among African women, and thereby carry their messages out into the world. Some wax prints are named after personalities, cities, buildings, sayings, or occasions. The producer, name of the product, and registration number of the design is printed on the selvage, thus protecting the design and attesting to the quality of the fabric. Wax fabrics constitute capital goods for African women. They are therefore often retained based on their perceived market value - as is true vintage clothing!
NOTE: Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. Colors may display differently on various devices.
Our vintage items are rated as follows:
Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
Very Good:May have some minor issue, as noted
Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may not detract from the garment when worn
Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair
We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.
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