I have to share this amazing appliqued skirt I just found. I'm assuming it was handmade in Jamaica and was purchased there as a souvenir in the 1950s.
Check out the attention to details and the various techniques and materials used.
|There are added braids for the women's hair.|
|Lovely embroidered flowers and clothing.|
|The Ackee is the nation fruit of Jamaica. "Duppy" is the Jamaica term for ghost.|
|Added bit of bandana hangs from his pocket. And the stitched stripes on those pants are a nice touch.|
|The brooms are made of real straw!|
|The details in the applique are amazing.|