One of the most fabulous dresses from the Kuchi people of Afghanistan. These take about two months of daily work to produce. Like something out of a psychedelic fairy tail. A wonderful flare makes it great for dancing.
The skirt portion is burn-out style rayon velvet, and the top is a patchwork of embroidered and beaded cotton.
49" long and 19" wide across the chest under the armpits. Goes on over the head.
Wonderful hand-embroidered dress from Uzbekistan. The cut is perfect and the embroidery is fabulous. A really nice quality of velvet. Probably rayon but nice enough that it may have silk content (Uzbekistan makes beautiful silk velvet. The perfect cool weather dress. Long sleeves and the generous cut allows for layers underneath. Could also be worn as a tunic with pants underneath.
44" long and 26" wide across the chest under the armpits.