Throughout the world, people express their cultural traditions and heritage through their clothing and ornamentation. Traditional dress tells a very personal story about the people and places - from Bedouin wedding attire that dazzles with beads, sequins and fringe to the Peruvian chullo, or hat, that men knit for themselves and their sons. By choosing pieces from Tessera’s collection, you begin your own story, imbued with the beauty of these traditions.
Traditional Dress from Central Asia
Vintage ceremonial baby dress that has been enhanced with some new ornamentation.
Antique Krygyz hat with silk embroidery.
Ornamental vintage hat worn in wedding ceremony.
This exquisite antique wall hanging is a ceremonial covering worn by the bride and groom’s horse during the wedding and features wonderful ornamentation, beads, sequins and fringe.
Traditional Dress from Peru
Chullo - The Peruvian word for hat is chullo. These hats are an important part of the Quechua men's traditions. The men knit all of their own chullos. It is tradition that the fathers knit their sons’ first chullo which can take up to a month to make. If he is not a good weaver, he must trade something with a man who is a better weaver to obtain a well-made chullo. These colorful, vintage chullos make wonderful accents and can also be worn.
Fragments of antique Peruvian textiles made into dresses. These pieces look amazing framed as art, either individually or as a collection.
Vintage chuspa bag and bell for llama in the fields.