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A bullfighter’s formal dress, the ‘Traje de Luces’ or Suit of Light.  Location:Jerecuaro, Guanajuato State, Mexico.

A bullfighter’s formal dress, the ‘Traje de Luces’ or Suit of Light. ~ One bullfight was enough for me.

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Up to 12 miles of gold thread can be required to complete the embroidery on the more elaborate suits.

TRAJE DE LUCES for Torero (Spanish bullfighter )fabulous!!!!!

TRAJE DE LUCES for Torero (Spanish bullfighter )fabulous!!!!!

Before a Spanish torero enters an arena he is adorned in a traditional traje de luces (suit of lights). This detailed costume is a key element of bullfighting and the best suits are still made as they were in the early 20th century—by hand and without the use of machines.

Before a Spanish torero enters an arena he is adorned in a traditional traje de luces (suit of lights)

Late-Ottoman embroidered childs vest (the back of it). Gold thread embroidery on white felt; technique: ‘kordon tutturma’ (= applied cord). Ca. 1880-1900. Probably from the Balkans.

Late-Ottoman embroidered childs vest (the back of it). Gold thread embroidery on white felt; Probably from the Balkans.

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