RARE 1950's Seminole Native American Patchwork Skirt & Jacket Set

RARE 1950's Seminole Native American Patchwork Skirt & Jacket Set

625.00

A little background information on these exquisite examples of Native American culture…

Known as the “Unconquered People,” the Seminoles are descendants of just 300 Native Americans that managed to elude being captured by the US Army, and are the only Native Americans who weren’t forced into a peace treaty with the US. After being forced out of their native lands, they stood tough in the state of Florida and merged together with existing tribes. Each separate pattern in the patchwork rows is supposed to signify an important family lineage, celebrating their family histories. Starting in approximately the late 1930’s to the early 1940’s, the Seminoles were creating similar pieces to sell to tourists that visited the Florida swamplands.

Based on some of the wear to this set and the fact that they were discovered in Florida, we believe these belonged to a Seminole woman who loved, wore, and took care of these pieces.

Info:
♥ Circa: 50s
♥ Label: None, handmade
♥ Color: Multi
♥ Material: Cotton
♥ Condition: Good vintage condition. The blue of the skirt is lighter and more faded compared to the blue of the jacket. Skirt has some age spots, mostly on waistband and bottom hem. Jacket has faint red line near front zipper. Overall outstanding pieces that still present beautifully. Please see all photos.

Details:
♥ Extremely rare two-piece Seminole skirt and jacket set
♥ Multi-colored cotton in intricate patchwork patterns
♥ Jacket is fully lined and zips up the front with a metal zipper
♥ Skirt has side snap and hook and eye closures
♥ Very full skirt with flattering gathers and pleating throughout

Measurements:

Jacket (measurements taken while fully zipped)-

Bust: 44”
Waist: 42”
Length: 26”
Sleeve Length: 22”


Skirt-

Waist: 27”-snug 28”
Hips: free
Length: 28”


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All garments are measured flat, then doubled for the bust, waist, and hips. 
Every item is in vintage condition, with any flaws listed in the description. Please keep in mind slight signs of wear at times are inevitable, but we do our best to list and photograph any that we find.

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