Monday, 3 May 2010

and now for something completely different!!

Urban Gypsies

I found these ladies standing in the shadows at the Mayday parade in Nottingham on Saturday. I was so fascinated by their appearance that I sat down and chatted about their outfits. They are the Urban Gypsies Tribal Belly Dancers from Manchester and all their costumes are made from recycled clothes and other bits and pieces including mopheads as tassels. I could easily have worn this sort of thing myself, in fact there is probably enough still hanging in my wardrobe to do this.
Does this make me an aging hippy? going back to an earlier age with the spinning and lacemaking?

Urban Gypsies

Urban Gypsies

Urban Gypsies

6 comments:

maggi said...

Stunning costumes. Thanks for the photos.

Oran said...

Oh what fabulous costumes and pictures! Hope you don't mind me commenting, I hopped over from my blog via your Wonderwool Wales comment, for a visit. Take care O. xx

Jackie said...

I wonder if their costumes are purely invented or if the are derived from a tribal tradition? The look like something from Morocco or Eastern Europe.

Sharon said...

They look like they would be great fun to watch (or to join!)

Lise said...

Wow!!My 68'er heart loves these ladies and their costumes.......

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Nothing wrong with being an ageing hippie LOL ;o)