Classic tourist skirt from mexico, most likely from the 1940s or 50s. As with the flag of mexico, the central emblem is based on the aztec symbol for tenochtitlan (now mexico city), the center of the aztec empire. It recalls the legend of an eagle sitting on a cactus while devouring a serpent that signaled to the aztecs where to found their city, tenochtitlan. The green, red and white rays behind the eagle's head also recall the flag of mexico. Representations of aztec masks and the mexican countryside ring the rest of the skirt.
When laid flat on the floor, as in 1st photo, this circle skirt is a full 5' across. It is marked a size "l", this is the only tag on the skirt. Waist measured flat across: 15. Zipper and hook closure, as pictured. As with most of the painted skirts of this era, this is not in perfect condition.
There is some random sequin loss, paint cracking, and few places where the paint has chipped. There is also one area where the black of the felt has rubbed off. I have pictured what i consider to be the worst flaws(last 3 photos). It remains amazing, vibrant, and the eagle is still in wonderful condition.Please blow up pictures for closeups and enjoy. 12" wide, 3 1/4" deep and just over 24 in length, so i only need to gather the skirt width wise and do not need to fold it lengthwise- trying to find a happy medium of keeping the price reasonable while taking care to minimize any further chipping or cracking of the painted areas.