Ethereal Scarves Let You Wrap Yourself in the Beautiful Wings of a Butterfly

El Costurero Real produces delicate scarves that let you wrap yourself in the wings of a butterfly or moth. The Granada-based shop is inspired by the beauty and anatomical complexities of these insects, and they adorn the cloaks with the intricate coloring and detailing you'd see if a real one fluttered past.

The construction of the scarves has a similarly light and airy feel to the winged creatures. They are printed on material that resembles chiffon but is actually 100% cotton, and has some transparency. In addition, the scarves have wire sewn into the front of the wings for use in dance.

El Costurero Real is the brainchild of Alassie, a costume designer for theater, movies, opera, and television. Her interests go beyond insects, and she creates a variety of Steampunk items as well as Victorian-esque fashions. With every piece–no matter the inspiration–there's the same sense of fairy tale-like magic that brings her fantasies to life.

These scarves are currently available in the El Costurero Real Etsy shop.

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via [Culture N Lifestyle]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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