Browse Items (36 total)
- Collection: Traditional Costume Collection
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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).
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.
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.
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.
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…