Capela dos Ossos † Ossuary-Print Skirts


An ossuary is a site or building where human remains in the form of bones are stored or displayed. Such places were once commonplace, especially in locations where burial space was limited, but are now quite a culture shock to most people. Reactions range from disgust to fascination. Although morbid, many of these sites are extremely beautiful, utilizing bones to create or decorate ornate architectural elements. They are often associated with churches or monasteries. The Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic, famous for its chandelier made of human bones, is probably the most well-known, but there are many other such sites throughout the world.

I’ve always had a fondness for skirts or dresses with strange or unusual prints. When the idea of an ossuary-print skirt crossed my mind, I had to act immediately! The fabric for these skirts is custom-printed on soft, premium 100% Kona cotton. Two versions are available with different prints:

Capela dos Ossos, Version 1:

Capela dos Ossos, Version 2:

(Note: printed fabric will be slightly lighter in color than the sample images shown here)

The Capela dos Ossos skirt is luxuriously full and will be available in both 18″ and 21″ lengths. It features a gathered elastic waistband to comfortably fit a variety of sizes.

Standard sizing:
Small – Waist unstretched/fully stretched: 26″-37″
Large – Waist unstretched/fully stretched: 30″-42″


Be sure to choose a size that will allow the skirt to stretch over your hips or shoulders. Please enquire for custom sizing if necessary. The Capela dos Ossos skirt will be priced at $80 for the 18″ length, and $85 for the 21″ length. All skirts are handmade-to-order, so please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Available to order at the Sexy Deathray online store, or by e-mailing sarah@sexydeathray.com


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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS & INFORMATION

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The original photographs used to print the fabric were taken by Paul Koudounaris of the Capela dos Ossos (chapel of bones) in Portugal, and have been used with permission. They can be found in his book The Empire Of Death, along with many other incredible photographs of ossuaries throughout the world and information on these sites. If you ever have a chance to check out his book, I highly recommend it. His website can be found at empiredelamort.com

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