The South American Alstroemeria is a genus of brightly colored flowers known as the lily of the Incas. Popular in floral arrangements, the 120-some members of the Alstroemeria family have an interesting trait in that their leaves are upside-downthat is, they twist so that what we see as the top of the leaf is actually the leaf’s underside.
Artisans in Peru use the lily of the Incas as their inspiration for this breezy cotton tunic. Winding, hand-embroidered floral patterns adorn the front, back, sleeves, and hem. Flattering, feminine detailsincluding lace trim cuffs, a princess-style back, and ribbed cotton gussets along both sidesgive shape to the relaxed style. Gathered cotton lace details just below the bust create the illusion of empire styling.
Hand-embroidered in Peru. 100% cotton. Women’s sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18).
The Maya town of Chichicastenango is known for
its huge central market where blouses such as this are an extremely popular item with locals and visitors alike. Women embroider the designs by hand with speed and accuracy that come from ...
Lace-making is a relatively recent addition to the
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