Shui Dress
Guizhou, China.  

Silk and horsetail embroidery on cotton.  53"across shoulders; 35"long; 20"across underarms (40"chest measurement).  The chain-stitch and couched horsehair embroidery on this garment is exquisite. The soft, black hand-woven ground fabric has a faint pointed twill pattern. This dress is in excellent condition, and is a very wearable garment.   $385

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MARLA MALLETT

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