Thursday, September 6, 2007

Native Dress

This dress is made from a very stiff thick leather. I originally wanted to make it out of bark, and I was only successful in covering myself with sap. Not that I really minded the smell of pine tree!
To work with bark you need to let it soak and then it becomes very soft and pliable. But once it dries it pretty much does it's own thing no matter how hard you think you have it bound together well enough.
The fringes are made from raffia and the whole piece is sewn with imitation sinew.

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