AyperiBellydancer's Souk

Madison, Wisconsin · 80 Sales


AyperiBellydancer's Souk

Madison, Wisconsin 80 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Anonymous on Oct 23, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I love these skirts! They came in time for our performance. I will be back again. =)

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A one woman show

My first memory of crafting is with my grandma. She was quilting by hand with and elegant sewing hoop. I remember the rhythm of her arms, the glint of the needle in the afternoon sun, while I played with a piece of thread and a stray downy feather at her feet. Grandma took me in her lap and carefully showed me how to use a needle and thread – how to create the union of the needle and fabric. My very first creation turned out ot be a Xmas ornament on her tree – a ball of wadded white felt with zig zags of colored thread running through it.

Now, just as then, I love to play with color, lines, thread tention, and gathering fabric. In my souk, I continue to celebrate the way that crafting connects me to the feminine spirit. I celebrate the whimsical, the elegant, the extravagant that I find inherent in femininity.

I like to spread all my feathers out in front of my on my maple-red stained coffee table. I want to make a temptle to do my work: a sacred space where I move wordlessly. My red coffee table becomes a beautiful altar where I pray with deft hands, smoothing feather stems and I make wings that never existed. I want to create fashions, accents, accessories that bring out eclectic juxtapositions: the “Gypsy” dancer with Victorian frivolity, a wild spirit with structured steampunk elements.

I believe that Art is our effort to communicate our fundamental beliefs about the world. My art embodies a sense of freedom, vivacity, and wonder that I want to commemorate in all of us.


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  • Ayperi Genneyya

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am a dancer based in Madison, WI who loves to create costuming, jewelry, and choreographies in tribal fusion and steampunk aesthetics. I create everything myself in my loft with my kitty and my pug watching to make sure it all goes right! :)

Shop policies

Last updated on November 16, 2012
Hello! You are entering my "souk" - Arabic for "Marketplace" - please indulge in the lush offerings I've created and ask questions if you have them. All items are handmade by me and I ship asap via priority mail - getting your items to you as quickly and with as much loving care as possible.

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I prefer paypal payments made within 24 hours of a purchase. If a payment is delayed, please message me to let me know.
Custom items (almost everything in my souk) take up to 2 months. Please plan for that when you purchase your item. I do the absolute best that I can to make high quality items and ship them out as soon as I can. Your item is a unique work of art - not from a factory or mass produced. I make everything in my sewing room! I will send you a message when I am done with your items; I ship all items with the USPS Priority Mail service, which means that most items will make it to the buyer's address within two days of shipping. If you are interested in faster shipping, please message me, and we can try to find a suitable rate and service to meet your deadline.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not offer refunds, though I do offer exchanges in the case of a mis-sized or damaged item. I ask that you contact me within a week of receiving your item if you would like to make an exchange. I do not offer refunds on damage that takes place during shipping.