A long red dress made of a mixed Bhutanese fabric and a ceremonial “Rachu” ribbon from a stall on the road to The Tiger’s Nest - one of the most sacred temples in Bhutan, built in over 3000 metres above sea level.
Rachu is a bright-coloured, most often hand-woven ribbon that the women in Bhutan have to wear for occasions which deserve their utmost respect - in the temple or the town hall, in the presence of the royal family etc. The Rachu ribbons are decorated with imaginative patterns and are worn over the left shoulder. They are considered to be “sacred” and it is forbidden, for instance, to drop them on the ground.
“In this design I played with the concept of the Rachu ribbon and made it part of a formal dress - as a bold belt, in this case. So this dress continues the tradition of paying one’s respects, but does so in a sensual and feminine way.” Your Lilia
The design of this expressive red dress has a slit and reveals one shoulder and it is decorated with a precious traditional Bhutanese brooch. It can be combined with imaginative jewellery!
For women with a truly unique style!
Wash in low temperatures using the “delicates” programme or best have it dry cleaned.
This dress is not available in any other size as there is only one original. If you would like a similar dress, have a look at our designs under Couture - Tailor-made dresses.