Thank you Bali, it was a great journey ! Photo @ reymywungo ...

In progress, head dress in blue, white & black and orange glass beads ...

The details ...

Almost done ...

New neckless from yellow glass beads . ...

Almost done, a new costume bodice hand- embroidered with white and Black and yellow beads. It will come with a “ embroidered legging “ a necklace and a headdress In the same colour combination. Craftmanship ! ...

Preparing paper lace from banana paper , by a laser machine , to create a historical collar for a new banana paper costume. ...

One of my costume objects in a house in the south of France . ...

Three new crowns made with beautiful gold paint metal on a stand. Etruskian influence. They are for sale . Contact: info@rienbekkers.nl ...

Bapak Made, the egg painter on Bali is working at one of my bodies with stories of the
Ramayana and the Mahabarata , the Hindu Epos. It is real craftsmanship, passion and a real artist ! Thank you Pak Made !
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New collar in progress. White glass beads , iron wire, African style ...

The most inspiring place of the past 15 years. ...

New costume in my shopping window gallery at Herenstraat 8 Amsterdam. Chinese silk , blossom , photo : @Mark Cavallo . Thanks. ...

The final result of my new head dress. Working on the costume . A new Totem. A complete glass beaded embroidered costume object, more or less 170 cm high. A statue ! ...

Working on a new headdress on Bali….White glass beads, embroidery, gecko’s, ...

Colourful headdress on a colourful neck less , colored yarn hand wrapped around a plastic tube with iron wire. inspiration african tribes ...

Blue and white glass beads embroidered costume with headdress : a new “ Totem “ ...

The beginning of a new collection. ...

The beginning of a new embroidery work for a new costume design. African inspiration. ...

Another dimension with the light. Photo Louis Koelemeijer ...

New costumes in the Shopping window gallery. a Nobleman and a suit of a young man, black aluminum/silk fabric, embroidered partly as lace and with motives. Herenstraat 8, Amsterdam. For sale: info@ Rien Bekkers. NL high 122 cm . ...

I found this beautiful batik in Solo, Java, Indonesia. I fell in love ! I will use it for a new costume design for a historical mens costume, it will be a nice journey how to use the pattern for the doublet and the breeches….. ...

This silk costume with a extra long sleeves with a high top, gives this costume a imperial look and the , on a Sumo wrestlers based waist band ‘ is wrapped many times around the waist. Mixed materials, silk, velvet, marabou, satin ...

East Asian inspired costume design made out of a antique silk chinese kimono. The long sleeves with the high sleeve cap, gives it an imperial look. The belt is from the Japanese Sumo wrestlers and the Braguette is from the western historic male fashion in the 15th and 16 th century. Silk , satin, velvet. ...

A new costume object. Mixed materials, Japanese silk, satin, wool, marabou , velvet. The belt is an inspiration from the Sumo Wrestlers in Japan and the Braguette is inspired by the 15-16 th western century male fashion. ...

The headdress is finished.
Totally embroidered with white and blue glass beads. Just missing a finishing touch. Will be ready soon together with the costume in the same bloc print pattern from Radjasthan India, looking forwards.
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This will be the collar of a new historical costume made out of Banana paper made by @ greenman_bananapaper mr. Naruse , the paper man, from Bali. The paper lace collar is made by laser. ...

I am so happy with this work. @ Mohammed Tajmul ...

So happy with
the work done by @ Mohammed Tajmul embroidery from Jaipur India. Looking forwards to see after we finished this costume with the embroidery on Banana paper.
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Coming up, the Epic Movie , @soh_alexvermeulen, costume design Rien Bekkers ...