Deco Palm Tree Print Rayon Mestiza Dress with Sculpted Sleeves and Back Flounce circa 1930s
Deco Palm Tree Print Rayon Mestiza Dress with Sculpted Sleeves and Back Flounce circa 1930s
Deco Palm Tree Print Rayon Mestiza Dress with Sculpted Sleeves and Back Flounce circa 1930s
Deco Palm Tree Print Rayon Mestiza Dress with Sculpted Sleeves and Back Flounce circa 1930s
Deco Palm Tree Print Rayon Mestiza Dress with Sculpted Sleeves and Back Flounce circa 1930s
Deco Palm Tree Print Rayon Mestiza Dress with Sculpted Sleeves and Back Flounce circa 1930s
Deco Palm Tree Print Rayon Mestiza Dress with Sculpted Sleeves and Back Flounce circa 1930s
Deco Palm Tree Print Rayon Mestiza Dress with Sculpted Sleeves and Back Flounce circa 1930s
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Deco Palm Tree Print Rayon Mestiza Dress with Sculpted Sleeves and Back Flounce circa 1930s

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"The Maria Clara dress is an elegant formal outfit for women. It is considered a mestiza dress because it is an ensemble combining indigenous and Spanish influences. The Maria Clara dress became very popular during the Spanish era since its emergence in 1890.

The name was taken from the legendary Maria Clara, the heroine of Noli Me Tangere, the then recently published novel of Dr. Jose Rizal. Maria Clara remains a symbol of the virtues and nobility of the Filipina woman

Its origin was the traditional baro’t saya of early Filipinos: the original ensemble of a loose, long-sleeved blouse over a wide, ankle-length skirt. The Maria Clara consists of four separate pieces: the baro or the camisa, the saya, the panuelo and the tapis."

This is a late 1930s  art deco palm tree print rayon gown with starched mesh sleeves boasting appliques from the fabric the dress is made of. The bodice is lined. Someone has replaced the back zip with a vinyl zip, which works fine. The lining has some spots. The back flounce I pinned on and kind of created from the extra piece of appliqued mesh that is finished on 3 sides- could be used how ever you want. A few tiny spots. This dress is INCREDIBLE!

Measures

34" bust, 25" waist, 48" hips, 16" bodice, 58" long

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