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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)

A detail view of a bullfighter's outfit

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The Spanish name for the toreador's outfit is "traje de luces", meaning "suit of lights".

The Spanish name for the toreador's outfit is "traje de luces", meaning "suit of lights".

Acquisitions of an Aesthete: Matador Suit of Lights

Oh how I want one in light pink, or lilac, or turquoise! Such heavenly colors. With pink tights of course! I need to go to Spain and get a.

Constellation of 69 bees, the symbol of the Empire and the emblem of the Guerlain family of “Eaux”. Sylvie Deschamps,

Embroidery constellation of 69 bees on an imperial coronation robe. Bees were the symbol of the Empire and the emblem of the Guerlain family of “Eaux.” Sylvie Deschamps, Maître d’art, handcrafts “The Festive Attire” and “L’Habit de Fête.

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

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

The 'traje de luces' or suit of lights assimilated 18th C  fashion of the Bourbon court for decorative embellishment, it became blended with the stylized characteristics of Islamic patterns, a reminder of Spain's 8th and 9th C Moorish past, and more contemporary fashions of floral and Christian iconography.  The eventual use of gold thread and bullion came later, around the beginning of the 19th century and can be documented in images painted by Goya.

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

Trajes de luces - suit of lights

Sculpture/Special casting/artwork bull or skull in this decorated textile of a Bullfighters suit. Trajes de luces - suit of lights

El Matedor es una persona que lucha los toros en la corrida de toros. Ana no le gusta los matadores porque ella no le gusta las corridas.

'Traje de Luces' meaning 'Suit of Lights' is the name of the amazing detailed colorful costumes worn by the Toreros or 'Matador' from Latin.

Each piece is hand-created - every loop of thread, every bit of jewelry - all to make such an elegant suit for the Matador.

Each piece is hand-created - every loop of thread, every bit of jewelry - all to make such an elegant suit for the Matador.

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