Traditional Costume Collection

Title

Traditional Costume Collection

Subject

Clothing and Accessories
Clothing and Dress
Clothing Trade - History
Fashion - History
Fashion History - 18th Century
Fashion History - 19th Century
Fashion History - 20th Century
Fashion Retail - History

Description

When Kay King established the Fashion Archive in 1984, she donated her collection of ethnic and international garments. This substantial contribution paved the way to what became HCC
Fashion Archive, International Holdings, presenting traditional costumes from around the globe. This collection contains not only womenswear and menswear, but also accessories and textiles from Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Apart from our most delicate pieces, these items are available to students and visitors for examination and research.

Collection Items

Portugal Multicolored Wool Festival Dance Costume
Donor note: Traditional Portuguese women's Festival Dance Costume. Red, black, and white striped wool full skirt with black hemline border hand embellished with multi-colored flowers; matching weskit with lacings. Red wool apron with multi-colored…

Traditional Afghan Maroon Velvet Dress
Donor note: Traditional Afghan maroon velvet women's dress with elaborate gold braid embroidery in a large front bodice panel, at edges of sleeves and hemline and in medallions on skirt and sleeves.

Orange Jacquard Caftan Dress
Donor note: Traditional Algerian long caftan dress of orange jacquard synthetic textile with purple, green, white and black embroidery and black fringe on yoke, sleeve, front, and hem.

White Jacquard Caftan Dress
Donor note: Traditional Algerian long caftan dress of white jacquard synthetic textile with red, gold, green, and black braid embroidery on yoke, sleeve, front, and hem; hand-twisted red, green, white, and black yarn cord tie belt.

Red Handwoven Cotton Scarf
Donor note: Scarf for Algerian white caftan dress; red hand-woven cotton with gold and black stripes and embroidered braid in blue, gold, green, black and white on one side.

Quiche Mayan Huipil
Donor note: Black handwoven cotton three panel Quiche Mayan Huipil (blouse) from Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Traditional sun collar neckline embroidery and multi-colored Mayan geometric and native people handwoven designs front and back.

Black Coarse Cotton Huipil Inspired Jacket
Designer note: Black coarse handwoven cotton knee-length jacket with kimono sleeve and intricate multi-colored floral embroidery on upper front and back. Designed by Kay King using a native Guatemalan huipil (blouse).

Purple Striped Huipil
Donor Note: Backstrap handloomed highly prized Guatemalan purple striped Huipil (blouse) from the village of Santiago Atitlan. Magnificently embellished front and back with Audubon quality detailed and vividly colored embroidered birds of many…

Men's Multicolored Wool Festival Dance Costume
Donor note: Tanzanian hand-woven green, red, pink and gold Kikoi with hand-knotted fringe; traditionally worn sarong-style by men on the coast of East Africa.

San Mateo Ixatatan Huipil
Donor note: Extremely rare Guatemalan vintage San Mateo Ixtatan Huipil (blouse) with very heavy geometric sunburst design and huge floral embroidery in vivid colored wool yarn. Bright pink cotton ruffled collar with ric rac, braid and lace trim.

Minh Hanh, Multicolored Silk Velvet Shrug
Donor note: Self fabric fringed orange, brown, gold and green silk evening shrug with brown velvet tubular sleeve fringe. Coordinating glass bead bib necklace with fringe and flower design in matching colors.

Bedouin Navy Blue and Red Cotton Dress
Donor note: Navy synthetic textile made into a traditional Bedouin dress with intricate red cotton cross-stitch embroidery on the front, back and sleeves with yellow accents.

Black Pleated Cotton Vest and Skirt
Donor note: Traditional cotton folk costume from Transylvania, now part of Hungary. Black pleated wrap skirt with diamond design incorporated into the pleating. Black pleated apron and short bolero vest with ornate red, green, yellow, and white…

Men's White Cotton Jellabiya
Donor note: Standard Egyptian white cotton male peasant jellabiya purchased in the Khan al Khalili souk in Cairo.

White Gauze Dress
Donor note: Custom made in Ethiopia, Western style dress and stole of white, gauze, fully-lined, edge-trimmed with black linen and pink khaki green braid.

Multicolored Cotton Huipil
Donor note: Traditional multicolored cotton striped Guatemalan Huipil (blouse) from Antigua with mixture of pattern elements from Chiapas made of wool embroidered pink, yellow and purple flowers and turquoise, orange birds at the front and back.

Multicolored Cotton Kanga
Donor note: Tanzanian hand screen printed red, gold, black and white Adult Kanga worn by women in East Africa, a traditional Swahili piece of cotton cloth printed with a Swahili proverb: "Mtoto kwa mama hakui" meaning "A child to the mother, is…

White Cotton Tunic
Donor note: White cotton tunic and skirt with handwoven floral work and glass beads along with geometric thread work in the hemline.

Black Rayon Hmong Floral Stole
Donor note: Black rayon Hmong stole with yellow and pink floral patchwork and navy blue cotton printed in the back bodice and long front with pink, yellow, green geometric embroidery patterns and yellow and pink yarn fringe.

Multicolored Pleated Cotton Skirt
Donor note: Multicolored Hmong pleated cotton skirt handwoven with pink, yellow, green, white lines and triangular shapes. The top portion of the skirt is navy blue cotton printed design.

Bedouin Black and Blue Cotton Dress
Donor note: Black Bedouin dress with blue embroidered cross-stitch patterns on the front and side sleeves.

Multicolored Embroidered Huipil
Donor note: Multicolored Huipil (blouse) embroidered with yellow, blue, red, purple and pink thread formed into flower patterns.

Cowrie Beaded Akha Belt
Donor note: Handmade cowrie shell, Akha belt embroidered with beads and silver coins with an image of a Thai guarding lion.

Yao Black Cotton Dress
Donor note: Yao black cotton dress with red ruff around the collar and two red tassel attached on side waistline.

Men's Black Bengaline Hmong Jacket
Donor note: Black Bengaline Hmong men's jacket embellished with pink traditional Hmong pattern applique on the collar and reverse applique of the Hmong symbol of the sun on the back of the garment.

Men's Black Canvas Lahu Jacket
Donor note: Black canvas Lahu Jacket with red and blue canvas binding on edges of the garment and multicolored striped and diamond trim patterns on the sleeves, front and back bodice.

Blue and Red Cotton Lisu Jacket
Donor note: Blue and red cotton Lisu jacket with an open front and multicolored striped and triangular trim patterns applique and pink embroidery.

Black Linen Lisu Harem Pants
Donor note: Black, cotton linen Lahu harem pants gathered at both waist and ankle with an elastic band. It has decorative traditional Lahu striped, square, and triangular trim patterns on both side pockets. There is also a decorative striped pattern…

Multicolored Lisu Cotton Belt
Donor note: Multicolored traditional quilted Lisu sash with yellow, red, green, purple, and orange striped pattern and white, red, black, and blue triangular decorative pattern with pink and yellow pom pom that ties in the front.

Black and Red Cotton Lahu Dress
Donor note: Black and red cotton, Lahu dress with 1/2" red fabric binding on collar and side sleeves edges as well as small, silver decorative bell sewn 2" apart on the collar. There is a multicolored, decorative diamond pattern in the front bodice.

Multicolored Linen Lahu Leg Warmer
Donor note: Multicolored linen, Lahu leg warmer with decorative triangular and diamond embroidered patterns. It is gathered with an elastic band on both top and hemline.

Black Linen Lahu Leg Warmer
Donor note: Black, linen Lahu leg warmer with 1/2" elastic band gathered at the top and 1/2" finished hemline.

Akha Silver Necklace
Donor note: Akha, silver ornate flower shaped necklace with fish decorative detail.

Multicolored Knitted Guatemalan Dress
Donor note: Multicolored knitted Guatemalan dress with yellow, white, blue, green, and red threadwork.

Black Linen Akha Blouse
Donor note: Black, linen Akha blouse embroidered with silver metal coins, beads, and flower and diamond shape decorative detail.

Dararat, Men's Blue Cotton Thai Top and Pants Set
Blue cotton Thai top with decorative coin buttons and modern fisherman wrap pants that ties in a silver belt loop to form a front, reverse right angled triangle shape.
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