along the coast of Spain is a cluster of islands almost as famous
as their sisters in Greece, and with much the same vibe.
the poster-child for rocky paths and cliffs studded with whitewashed abode,
the island of Ibiza sits in a dazzling blue ocean, under lazy skies.
for fun, the locals fish, grow olives and take siestas,
fitting activities when you live your whole life on the same small island.
but in the summer, since forever, that timeless pace changes
with the influx of hoards of party animals.
first there were the Hippies. then the Jetsetters. then the Ravers...
all of them riding scooters and ingesting the high du jour.
i have found that with so much partying to be done,
it is often best to have both hands free.
and this tidy kilim hipbelt may be just the ticket.
think of it as the anti-fannypack...
sleek enough for the tightest capri pants,
this one of a kind beauty gives you a sealed pouch on the outside
big enough for a cell, a lip gloss, a scooter key, and a condom...
while a hidden pocket inside, against your tanned hip,
keeps your passport and your Euros safely tucked away...
take a hike, take a skinnydip, take a nap, or rave on till you drop...
either way, IBIZA will stick with you for decades of fun...
vintage: hand knotted wool kilim; hand stitched patches and metallic embroidery from India; African polished cotton lining; kuchi sun/moon coin 1982; sterling silver buttons.
upcycled: brown broadcloth; woven ribbon trim; jingle bells from Hong Kong.
NOTE: this IBIZA belt has gone to live with Feather in Oregon!
if you desire one, contact me and i will CUSTOMIZE one to your tastes.
finished length 38" to 48" at high hip.
belt is 6.5" at deepest point, curved and narrowing to 5" at ends.
front pouch 8" long by 7" wide. pass-thru hidden pocket 7x7
belt length will be fitted to new owner's luscious hips.
(dry clean, please)
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(KITA bags are constructed by hand, on a 1962 Aldens and a 1952 Juki sewing machine, using upholstery thread and Gutermann sewing/top stitching thread.)