Hippocampus skirts are handmade in Athens, GA. Custom fabrics are decorated with original artwork by local children and artists. Each skirt makes one-of-a-kind part of your wardrobe. To support those whose art you are wearing, we give 10% of sales back to the artist, young or old.
Indigo skirt carries her name after the natural dye that the fabric was colored with. This shibori style of dyeing fabric is centuries old and origins in Japan. We did not go that far to get ours. Beatrice Brown of Athens, GA dyed the fabric for us by hand and let the sun dry it and do its magic. Shibori makes a beautiful and unique pattern. Every skirt is different and can be paired with pretty much anything. Make it elegant with a gray turtleneck top and high heal Mary Janes or dress it down with denim jacket and cowboy boots. You know, a little bit country, or a little bit rock-n-roll…
Long day at work or a field field trip to middle of nowhere, wearing this skirt will make you feel comfortable and stylish.
Front is 100% organic cotton knit and the rest is 93% cotton with 7% spandex providing the glory of a stretch. Paired with black back and, as always, decorated with embroidered sea horse.
Model is wearing a extra small. She stands 5’7” tall.
About the Artist:
Beatrice Brown (Bea) was lucky to have been taught how to thread a needle by her grandmother when she was a young girl. During summer visits, Bea’s grandmother would sit Bea on the back porch and insist that she helps her make components of her quilts. This “chore” turned into a fascination with the magic of fabric. By the time Bea graduated high school, she was convinced that she wanted to design clothes. When she became a stay-at-home mom, her focus shifted from fashion to quilt-making, fiber arts and surface design. It has been her passion for over 40 years now. Her current interests include working with naturally dyed fabrics, indigo and shibori techniques. Over the years, Bea was an art gallery owner as well as had her art as part of exhibitions in Arizona, California, New York, and Georgia. Currently, she is a member of Athens Modern Quilt Guild, Studio Art Quilt Association, and American Craft Council.