Voluminous handmade silk snake shirt I wrote about ages ago but just got myself decked out in a minute ago. I'm a snake in Chinese whatsit. A er... I dunno, water snake? *looks at the lake* Yes, must be a water snake :-D
You can tell how old it is because it was made by this textile artist around this time:
She doesn't believe in ghosts and she's never been to a seance, but when the chance to design costumes for the movie "Ghost'' appeared, Barbary Stenderu believed in herself enough to say yes.
Stenderu, a local textile and clothing designer with a shop near the Pike Place Market, designed some of the clothing Whoopi Goldberg wears in "Ghost'' and the cloth that covers the seance table in the movie.
In the film, playing at several area theaters, Goldberg plays a charlatan psychic who discovers her powers are authentic when she starts communicating with "ghost'' Patrick Swayze.
Stenderu, who usually designs one-of-a-kind fabrics and clothing, was asked to design a jacket and blouse plus 30 yards of fabric for the seance tablecloth, draperies and pillows in Goldberg's apartment.
"I had never done two pieces that were exactly alike before,'' she says. ". . . I had to make several exact duplicates of each one so there would be spares in case some were damaged."
Update: Perhaps Barbary Stendaru is Darbury Stendaru - would seem strange that two such similarly named women are Seattle textile artists making one-of-a-kind painted clothing. If not, maybe they are sisters. DS made a MtG card of Medusa - Coils of the Medusa - more snakes, more collectable cards.