Browse Items (36 total)

  • Collection: Traditional Costume Collection

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Donor note: Standard Egyptian white cotton male peasant jellabiya purchased in the Khan al Khalili souk in Cairo.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…
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