Green and Purple Geometric Patterned Skirts, Xochitl, Emperor Tepancaltzin's Dancing Girls (set of six)


Six purple and green silk noil skirts decorated with purple, black, and orange wool embroidery. Worn by six female Denishawn dancers in the role of the Emperor Tepancaltzin's Dancing Girls in Xochitl.

Item Details:
Each skirt is made from green silk noil and had a peplum of green silk noil around the waist. Both layers are decorated with a geometric pattern of embroidered wool in black, green, purple, and orange. The peplum was originally trimmed with gold painted seed pods (most now missing). These six skirts appears to date from the premiere of the Xochitl in 1921. These skirts appear to be from a second costume worn by Emperor Tepancaltzin's Dancing Girls in Xochitl and were most likely worn with collars C-146_1-6.

C-148_1 Inscribed with Lenore (Lenore Scheffer)
C-148_2 a-b Inscribed with Betty (Betty Davis), skirt and peplum are now separated.
C-148_3 Inscribed with Helen (Helen Campbell)
C-148_4 No name
C-148_5 No name 
C-148_6 No name
Cotton, Metal, Silk, Wood

Related Entities
Lenore Scheffer (worn by)
Related collections
Ted Shawn Costume Collection
Related Storage Locations
Costume Box 025