Ribbon skirts hold significant cultural meaning among Indigenous communities in North America. These traditional garments serve as a powerful expression of Indigenous identity and heritage. Worn during ceremonies, gatherings, and special occasions (even sometimes casually!), they represent a connection to nature, traditions, and ancestral knowledge.
My grandmother Lillie Nell was cherished as a traditional dressmaker for our community. I hope she would be proud to see me carrying on her traditions.
Lillie Nell ribbon skirts are 100% cotton with polyester ribbon embellishments. All skirts feature deep hidden seam pockets.
Coordinating earrings are LIMITED EDITION and one of a kind-- this does not mean the pattern will not be used again, but the pattern + colorway is exclusive to this sale and will not be reproduced. Earrings feature sterling silver ear wires and silver-plated brass findings.
All skirts will be finished to size upon order completion. Please include your waist size in the order notes or send me an email after checkout.
Size range: Waist is 26-40", hip is finished and fits up to 50"
Length: Gooseberry Blossoms (9 ribbons) is ankle length and measures 37" long. Coordinating earrings measure 4" long.
Care: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Hang to dry, steam or warm iron inside out