TOBAGO | 2012
SECTION OF DRESS: Tut-Tut Bird
A happy embroidery after a long search for a Tobagonian embroiderer.
Kirstie lived in Tobago for a few months in 2012 and brought the dress’s bodice with her to the island – keen to find a local artisan to add a piece of embroidery to the garment. Embroidery is not a celebrated tradition although there are a huge amount of skilled artisans and makers. Finally, after a few weeks she was introduced to Mary a brilliant seamstress, who also worked on Mount Irvine beach just outside Pleasant Prospect in Tobago.
Mary was keen to add a motif, and chose to embroider a traditional Tut – Tut bird onto the shoulder of the bodice.
To contact Mary for commissions, please contact Kirstie directly.