Bohemian babe goodness! Gorgeous luxe burnout velvet with magical beaded tassels dripping down neckline, all around bottom and under sleeves creating heavenly movement! Fabric has a stunning sheerness creating a stained glass window effect. Stunning Baroque pattern. Hand beading throughout for extra magic! An effortless, year round piece that can be dressed up or down and treasured for many years to come.
Bust goes up to 44"
Length including fringe 50"
Silk Rayon Velvet Burnout
The velvet burnout process, or "Dévoré" as it is also referred, is achieved by applying an acid to a natural, protein fiber (silk) and natural non-protein fiber (rayon). The acid "burns out" the non-protein fiber leaving only the sheer woven silk and hence, creating elaborate and intricate designs. This fabrics is of the highest quality, and is very expensive to manufacture.
The art deco designs on the shawls used to make these beauties are based on 1920s prints and give an amazing stained glass glow when backlit. The silk part of the fabric becomes very sheer, almost transparent. Often referred to as "wearable art", I promise that once you lay your hands on one of these, you will not ever want to take it off.