Very full vintage french cotton skirt by souleiado in provencal printthis skirt is an example of this amazing style of skirt once made by the famous french fabric house,'souleiado'. In france there is a'cowboy' culture of sorts in the camargue region south of provence.
There the cowgirls and cowboys raise the famous black bulls of the region. And everybody wears'soulieado' clothes this skirt is perfect for a rodeo or square dance anywhere. I found this remarkable skirt recently at a'brocante' sale in the french countryside of provence and snapped it up. This skirt is made of yards, and yards, and then more yards of cotton print fabric. It this case a traditional provencal print in five different colors with 3 tiers of ruffles at the bottom.
The bottom of the skirt really, really does measure more than 10 yards around. This is just about as full as a skirt can beit carries a soulieado label and is marked french size 42. There is also a label marked 100% cotton. I would call it a'medium' size with the waist measuring 29 inches.
But of course that could easily be made smaller by a good seamstress. This fabulous skirt measures approx. 37 inches long from waist to hem.It closes at the waist with a button. This skirt is in superb vintage condition with no issues.