Global Style Inspiration: How to Display Tribal Tunics

August 16, 2013

Kate Spade said playing dress up begins at age five and never truly ends. True, right?! I love pretty clothes...especially those with a tribal flair. Let this little girl dress up in colorful kaftans, cholis and kimonos. 

Without a doubt, my dearest possession is a hand-embroidered kanchalli top purchased from a Meghwal woman in Kutch. She invited me into her tidy mud hut, passed me a cup of chai, and the fashion show began. 

I won’t sugarcoat it folks: I’m a fool for tribal embroidery. And this dear, sweet lady knew I was a sucker the moment she flipped open her dowry chest.

And so it goes that this lovely kanchalli isn’t buried deep in a closet. In fact, no matter where we live it’s one of the first things I unpack. I love the riotous colors that seem to anchor my mismatched furniture (or at least, I think so!). And a daily reminder of that village does my soul good.

So it turns out that I'm not in the minority here. Lots of perfectly sane people hang beautiful clothing on the wall. Why not display your pretty things like this.....

How about you? Where do you display your pretty things???

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