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.
38" long and 17" wide across the chest under the armpits. Goes on over the head.
This is huipil made from an older pre 1980s Chichicastenango huipil and natural silk velvet. Absolutely phenomenal color way! The huipil is a now rare wool embroidered piece. These are no longer produced in this region.
W 27.5 x L 37 inches
The cost of the dress is just enough to cover the materials, the labor that went into it and the fees to sell it.
This poncho come from the Highlands of Chiapas, a village called San Andres Larrainzar. Not a traditional garment but a completely fabulous modern design using the traditional San Andres Larrainzar style of weaving. Wonderful color way.