I am captivated by this vintage Dorothy McNab linen skirt from Jamaica. It is hand-appliquéd and embroidered with charming scenes of Islanders meeting at crossroads. The three-dimensional detailing is just unbelievable! The brooms are made of actual straw!
The model is a size 4. The ample pleats and 6" hem mean that this skirt can be let out or lengthened. Or frame the panels. Or use each panel as a pillow. Or piece all panels together into one long fabulous bolster. Or keep the circle skirt and use as a tropical Christmas tree skirt.
McNab, originally from Australia, set up a dress-making atelier in Montego Bay in the late 1940s. After Princess Margaret was photographed wearing McNab's designs, her shop became a popular stop for well-heeled tourists. She also sold her designs to Neiman-Marcus. Two of her silk gowns are part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Indianapolis Art Museum. Read more about these skirts on my blog. The backstory is fun!
- Skirt, green linen, appliquéd with cotton and yarn, vintage from the 1950s, made in Jamaica by Dorothy McNab, very good condition with some gentle wear, with tab closure and zipper
Please note that shipping costs are included. Also, everything that I sell, and I mean everything, is used, antique, vintage, etc. That means sometimes scratched, dented, and worn. Imperfect. Not dusty, though. Or dirty.