Dress

A woman from Indus Kohistan owned one or two of these dresses in her lifetime, which she wore with pants and a richly decorated shawl. The dress is made from available materials. Look at the embellishments: coins, zippers, beads, sequins and buttons. The voluminous skirt is stitched together with hundreds of triangular sections of cloth called godets.


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Why is the skirt of this dress made of so many pieces (over 100 godets)?

responded: Mar 31, 2010

Posted by Andretta Hawthorne

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I think the skirt of this dress is made of so many pieces in order to achieve the most circular shape possible along with added volume and puffiness.

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