Bohemian lovers dream! Stunning velvet burnout with silk iridescent beaded tassels dripping down neckline, all around bottom and under sleeves creating heavenly movement! Beautiful vintage English rose floral motif in to-die-for jewel tones. Fabric has a gorgeous light sheer stained glass window effect. Hand beading throughout for extra magic!
We made this piece longer than most of our shorter kimonos...it's our new mid-length that looks fantastic belted also, as shown worn with our vintage tribal belt.
An effortless, year round piece that can be dressed up or down and treasured for many years to come.
Length 26" (not including tassles)
Silk Burnout Velvet
Silk Beaded Tassels
Available in Hot Pink and Black here:
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.