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SORRY THIS BELT HAS BEEN SOLD. Contact me if you'd like one similar! :)

The inspiration from this piece came from the stunning gold and blue trim I imported from India, and the chiffon sari that matched it perfectly. Both are brimming with gold sequins, so this piece sparkles and shines under even the lowest of light. Balancing out all that shine are lots of tribal riches- two swags of scalloped Kuchi coins on their original royal blue strands, a drip of Kuchi chain, blue jeweled Kuchi coins, More Kuchi dangles with giant turquoise glass bead accents, and Lapis Lazuli belt buckles. The buckles came from a belt I bought from my dear, dear teacher Severina.

The slightly asymmetric skirt section is attached to the belt and is several pieces of a gold and blue chiffon sari, and a salvaged dress from a thrift store in tones of deep teal with lots of glitter. All of these scarf like pieces have been edged to prevent fraying and are attached to the coin strand to prevent any riding up.

The belt is 36" (91 cm) long so it would look best on hips 37-40 inches (92-102 cm). It's about 3 inches wide (8 cm) and longest skirt point is 21 inches ((53 cm). It is fully lined with corduroy to prevent the stitches from snagging and to help keep it firmly in place.

I ship costume items by Priority mail, price includes tracking + insurance. Cheaper international options are available, but since I can't track or verify delivery, choose this option at your own risk. I apologize for this, the USPS has raised their rates quite a bit!

Meet the owner of theverdantmuse

Learn more about the shop and process
Jillian Ordes-Finley

Frequently asked questions about theverdantmuse

-Why is there no size small? The medium can easily be taken in at the waist elastic on any pair of M/L and then fit a small, just message me first. :)
-What about XXXL and larger? I don't make these sizes in ready to wear, but just about any size can be made to order, feel free to ask! Most saris are about 5 yards, which is plenty to work with!
-Do you take custom orders? Kinda sorta.. I order vintage saris so I'm limited to what suppliers have. Sometimes I find the perfect sari only to receive it and have it be stiff, scratchy, tearing, or otherwise unusable (even after talking with suppliers to prevent this problem :/). If you can keep an open mind to colors & patterns let's talk!
CUSTOM WORK is temporarily on hiatus, as I am likely to be moving away from full-time costuming. But, in my free time I plan to build up stock for occasional vending and love hearing requests on what you all wanna see in the shop and my vendor booth.

If you have a project with no deadline, or a very far off one (6 months or more), please feel free to send me a proposal, including:
-your name
-date your piece(s) would be needed
-what pieces and how many, ideas and design parameters
-budget

Read my full custom policies here before sending request: http://theverdantmuse.com/infoandupdates/

Please note that the average belt & bra set costs $700-750, and $600 is my minimum, and I'm not currently taking custom orders on small items.
Costume items should be spot cleaned ONLY and stored/transported with caution. You may hand wash them very gently and only occasionally. Please DO NOT dry clean them. :)

Vintage sari pants should be washed on the gentle cycle or hand washed in cold water + vinegar to prevent bleeding, and hung to dry. Portable steamers work great for removing any wrinkles, but they can also be ironed on med high heat (steam is ok).

Items made with new fabric (velvet skirts, stretch material & new silky prints) can be laundered as usual, though washing in cold water and hanging to dry is best.
If you are requesting an item or wish to reserve an item please be prepared to make a (25% or more, non-refundable) deposit/payment first. I cannot hold it for you until you can, apologies! :)

Once payments begin, you will have 90 DAYS by default to pay off your order, but be sure to CONTACT ME if you need an extension. This job is still my full time gig at the moment, and I just can't afford to wait, apologies!
I do my best to make pieces as well as possible, but sometimes rings open, fabric tears, strands break, rhinestones fall out, the world is an imperfect place. I love the opportunity to fix things and make them right if things go awry. I'll charge a reasonable rate for fixes (minor ones are free) if you pay the shipping both ways. If it's my mistake, I'll cover all the expenses. I stand by my work and my reputation! :)

RESERVED FOR NYX- Belly Dance Belt- Atlantis- Size M (36"/ 91 cm) Brilliant Blue and Gold Belt and Skirt Combo

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: tribal silver, trim from india, sari pieces, chiffon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 475 reviews
  • Favorited by: 87 people