Just a few of our favorite things combined: kimono + duster + burnout velvet + tie dye = MAGIC!
Gorgeous luxe crushed velvet burnout. Stunning copper brown and pink tie-dye combo over a baroque floral motif. Edges are finished in tan crinkled light weight silk with a high low hemline. Amazing dramatic kimono sleeves. TIes on the waist to gives you two completely different looks..worn open as a duster or belted as a dress!
Bust up to 44"
Length at center front 44"
Length at center back 48"
Dry Clean or Hand Wash Hang Dry
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.