Blouse. Cut from straight pieces of material, gathered at the neck round a collar, with rich geometrical and simplified floral designs. The embroidery is concentrated in front and on the sleeves is divided into 3 distinct groups, the top part of the sleeve near the shoulder, called “altita”, the horizontal band underneath, called “incret”, and the rest, down to the wrist, “the surface of the arm”. The embroidery is carried out in cherry red and gold (tinsel). (Purchased cotton thread, tinsel, spangles. Homespun and dyed natural silk thread. Length of back 470mm, length of sleeve 770mm.

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