Dress

Tahitians produced clothing from local plant materials. The flexible bodice of this dress is constructed by tying long strands of grass into a net; the ends hang down to form a wavy skirt. This dress rustles against the ground with the movements of the wearer – dirt still covers the grass ends.


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If you were to make a garment from materials found around your home, what would you create?

responded: Apr 6, 2010

Posted by Monique MacLeod

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Mon amie Berkley Brady a fabriqué cette robe magnifique à partir de feuilles recueillies autour de sa maison sur les îles de Toronto.

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