The Sarisa Skirt - Midi (Thailand)

The Sarisa Skirt - Midi (Thailand)

  • From The Chiang Mai Collection.
  • 100% designed and handmade by Sarisa in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Handwoven and hand-embroidered vintage Hmong hemp headscarves; Rayon, cotton and velvet pleated skirts with silk and cotton embroidery with applique work.
  • Length: hits above calf.
  • Size: brass bell buttons can easily be moved to fit sizes 2-8.
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Made from two pieces of repurposed Hmong fabric, this Sarisa skirt is a stunner. The waist sits high, at the narrowest point, and the bells can be moved to fit your exact size. The skirt is fitted down the thighs and opens up into a little pleated flair. Pair with a simple top for a really elegant look.

So cute and fun. The repurposed Hmong headscarf that makes up the top is made of black hemp with a few little accent sequins. The pleated skirt part has rich shades of brown velvet and hemp with a really gorgeous panel with silk embroidery and velvet applique work.

More about the designer, Sarisa:

Sarisa is a 33-year clothing designer and vintage textile collecting veteran. If her work at all catches your eye, as I imagine it will, I urge you to read more about her in some of the Chiang Mai stories I wrote for the site, which tells more about her extraordinary spirit and path, from young farm girl to successful clothing designer.

Sarisa creates from the heart, and her love shines through each piece. A woman also after my own heart, she only creates one-of-a-kind pieces. Each garment is regal and sensuous, and can make all kinds of women look and feel beautiful in it. Made from strong, vintage fabrics (typically hemp), these garments have already stood the test of time and are, consequently, as low fuss and practical as they are beautiful. Most of her vintage fabric was made by Hmong women, who are revered for their woven clothing, often richly decorated with embroidery, applique, cutwork, knot work, pom-poms, batik and silver.