This poncho come from the very fashion conscious Zinacantan. Textiles are important here and the color motifs and even techniques appear to change dramatically every few years! This poncho has been handwoven and then embroidered with fabulous fanciful and sensual floral patterns. This blue and red color way is no longer produced. The fringe at the bottom is fine and hand twisted.
These look lovely as wall hangings and can be simply hung with a dowel.
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.