Eight Women Dancing in Bird Bodies, Hans Thoma, Mini Skirt
This mini skirt is made from fabric custom-printed with Eight Women Dancing in Bird Bodies, an 1886 oil painting by German artist Hans Thoma.
The design is printed onto special paper, and then transferred onto the fabric using heat and pressure. This sublimation process creates a soft, breathable, vibrantly colored material – the pattern becomes part of the fabric, it doesn’t just sit on top of it.
Each mini skirt is carefully cut and sewn, but with this stretchy fabric it's impossible to control exactly how patterns match up, or don't, across seams. Each skirt is individual.
The skirt has an elastic waistband — it's meant to sit on your hips. It's soft and comfortable, made of a smooth 82% polyester/18% spandex microfiber yarn with four-way stretch. Mid-thigh length. Printed, cut, and sewn in L.A.
Calling these ladies "women dancing in bird bodies" doesn't keep them from being harpies. Thoma did several works in this genre, for example these:
I hesitate to mention that Hans Thoma was a favorite painter of a certain German dictator, probably due to the way he stuck to good old-fashioned German painting instead of going for any of that decadent new-fangled art. Nevertheless, Eight Women Dancing in Bird Bodies makes a great mini skirt.