Stylish Oriental Maxi-Dress - 100% Handmade in Cotton & Linen Decorated with Authentic Miao Antique Embroidery Artwork
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* Stylish and versatile contemporary silhouette with charming Asian-style details and rare antique tribal art decoration - Comes in different colours! *
* One piece ONLY, a rare art collectible - Artistically handcrafted and hand-decorated with rare piece of Miao Antique Embroidery Costume by Miao lady artisans *
* 100% Top quality Cotton & Linen - Comfortable fit, safe for the skin, suitable for mid-season and summer *
* 100% HANDMADE IN SOUTHWEST CHINA, NOT FACTORY MASS PRODUCED *
* A unique chance to help our social mission to improve the livelihood of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage! *
This outstanding dress is a real fusion statement! A classic of Western contemporary fashion, this floaty maxi-dress exclusively embodies luxurious details of Oriental design. Unrepeatably crafted from the expert hand of Miao ethnic lady artisans, this elegant item incorporates an authentic piece of antique Miao Costume dress as old as 50 fifty years, featuring the worldly renowned, irreproducible craftsmanship of traditional Miao embroidery. Unique abstract patterns vividly animate and enrich the smooth texture of this incredibly versatile dress entirely made in pure cotton & linen to make it a rare collectible beyond the ordinary dress!
Incredibly Comfortable and Versatile - Unique Oriental Details
This fashion-forward item finely combines the unique elegance of Oriental aesthetic with the modern silhouette and the practicality of urban life. Each piece of this sleek line is different and unique. Choose your colour and style! The exquisite antique Miao decoration will enchant your days and evenings with its nature-inspired, elaborate design, representing delicate flowers, lively butterflies or elaborate geometric lucky symbols. Enjoy the comfort fit of a casualwear without giving up the unique sophistication of an eveningwear! Pair it with flat sandals and a denim jacket for a casual chic effect. Match it with a smooth jewel clutch bag and some of our Miao jewellery and heels to upgrade your evening style with an ethnic twist.
About Miao Antique Embroidery
Each dress is originally created by the talented Miao women living in the Guizhou Province, Southwest China. With a history of 5,000+ years, Miao textile art has been enchanting the world with its exceptionally rich and beautiful texture. Including over 14 different stitching techniques, Miao embroidery art is learnt by women around the age of six years and is featured in the minority’s daily and formal apparel still today, from birth to marriage. Intricate abstract patterns come to life in the distinctively vivid colour contrasts, representing natural elements, such as animals, stars and landscape, or geometric auspicious symbols.
An originally nomadic people without a written language, Miao have been using textile art to record their history, mythology and ancestral stories. Antique Miao textile art is sought after by private collectors and Museums across the world as rare collectible. Named cultural relic by the United Nations, the Chinese Government aligned with UNESCO enlisted Miao Costume in the national Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006 for its contribution to cultural diversity and human creativity.
Measurement: Shoulder width 15.4", chest 51.2", garment length 47.6", sleeve length 20.9"
Material: Cotton & Linen