My teacher at the time (Leila) was crazy about tribal. She even travelled to America to take classes with the Big Name tribal dancers and came back with amazing stories. I took one year of ATS classes with her and at the end of the year, we did a group performance at a local hafla.
As we didn’t have ATS dancers in the Netherlands, let alone costume shops or examples that I could view, I browsed the internet and came up with this ensemble.
The skirt is a classes tiered skirt (not 7 yards, unfortunately) and I found a lightweight fabric that works really well. The belt was bought on eBay, I added tassels, kuchi coins and ties to the front. The choli was a bit of ahit and mis, and though I ended up making something that worked I never wore it ever since. The coin bra was made by repurposing a discount coin jacket and adding the coins to a bra covered in black panne velvet. I was rather fun of panne velvet, as you can see in the costume gallery.