Name of Dress: Shawl Bordado
by: Greta Gothard
Made for: Francisca Montoya
white tassle, white silk, light green, dark green, orange, peach, yellow and pink embroidery thread
means "Embroidery" in Spanish, so this is Francisca's extremely special "Embroidered Shawl."
It was bought for her in Mexico City by her Tia Magdalena as a Christmas
present, and was hand-embroidered by Greta Gothard.
The design for the embroidery is based off a real shawl
from the Montoya's time period that I saw in a book.
Before I started, I penciled in the flowers and vines
that I wanted to embroider onto the white silk.
The embroidery starts in the center of the shawl, and works
its way along the edge so that it can be seen in full from the back.
The tassling along the edges makes the shawl even longer
and more elegant, and it looks beautiful when Francisca spins around the dance floor.