Ridiculously adorable hand-embroidered dress from Uzbekistan. The cut is perfect and the embroidery is fabulous. A nice fine cotton base (the quality of which is rare now) and plush vibrant suzani embroidery. A lovely quality of cotton embroidery thread that has the slightest sheen too it, almost looks like silk.
31" long and 19" wide across the chest under the armpits.
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.