Black and off-white pencil skirt in a bold geometric print that looks African tribal, because it is. The selvage is marked "Bogolan," which is a type of patterned cloth made in West Africa. Skirt features slimming front hip seams that end in a small, jaunty flap at the hem. Back hip darts. Full lining. Nylon JHM back zip with button-tab and, my personal favorite, a hand-sewn buttonhole at waistband.
We have no idea where this skirt was actually made, and can only guesstimate when (1980s). What we do know is that the fabric is high-quality and the black and white bold pattern is right on trend.
Labels: selvage is stamped "Bogolan E.R.G" - neither custom furniture manufacturer E.R.G. International, nor high-end upholstery fabric mill DesignTex recognized the fabric, but the representatives at both companies were awfully fun and friendly, so thanks to both! The skirt appears to be homesewn.
Fiber/Care: not marked, but we'd bet that the soft, high-end upholstery-grade fabric is a cotton/linen/nylon blend, dry-cleaning recommended
Condition: there's a very small hole in the lining, as shown
*This skirt is freshly steam dry-cleaned and ready to wear.*
(BDV SKU: 00472-007)
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