Silk Hand-Embroidered Dress for a Performance The Mistress of Mercantile A Visual Codex of Silk Road Trade
This garment is 100% silk with hand-embroidered symbols of trade items. It took a year to
create. The turban is decorated with two symbolic silk worm cocoons. There are multiple stories embedded in these symbols. The dress is tiered and the early trade items cascade from the waistline in seven layers. There is a train in the back with two oil barrels, bring us up to date with 21st century trade items.