“We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too.” – Kamand Kojouri
The devotion of time, endurance, collection, worlds brought together through the stories around the fire, the dances alongside of them, these are the images of this inspired piece. The practice of tradition and the expansion of coming together to be the modern world that we are now. This dance bra is an inspiration and expression of my heart. The rich blue steel stretch velvet covers a strong base bra with uplifting support. The centerpiece is an African trade pendant sold to us by a traveling African merchant. It is a solid brass piece that is heavy and about 2 inches in length. It feels good on the heart, it feels powerful, and it feels like it is in the right place, protecting the passionate. He stops by our town once a year and we let him use our sidewalk to sell his goods.
My favorite strands to buy are the copper and brass beads. This piece has many strands hanging down from the center alongside other upcycled chains and drapes. Another supportive aspect of this piece is the strong bead and shell work that is along the bottom, creating an armor-like fit and feel. We do not know where it came from, it was part of a donation drop off a few years ago, we fixed some of the loose stitchwork and gave it some love, it waited patiently to be apart of this piece.
The closure in the back of this piece is a strong fabric wrapped hook and eye as well as a round braided lace hand done in our studio. The leather braiding coming from the top of the front and the sides to the back can we creatively adjusted to secure and create various lines.
SIZE: Medium; fits 32″ – 36″ bust please DM measurement so we can readjust the hook and eye to fit your requirements.
Measurement: Bust: 32 in. 38 in.
Cup Length: 6 in.
WASHING INSTRUCTIONS: Spot wash, sun clean, spray with essential oils
Handmade in Asheville North Carolina with genuine soul and dedication. Thank you for your support of handmade and ethical creation. May all your days bring blessings of joy and expressive, peaceful life.