Truly Stunning! Divine silk red burnout with large rose pattern. Absolutely love how this one has more sheer (burnout) parts than most velvet burnouts to really give it a delicate and more ethereal look while looking fierce in the perfect blood red color! Finished off with beaded tassels for that extra magic.
So many ways to wear her dressed up or down. A timeless beauty in an exceptional high end quality to be treasured for many years to come.
Can be made into our longer kimono style or caftan as shown
Caftan is one size fits all open style with an approximate 43" length in center and dips down longer on the sides
Shown on a tall 6'2" mannequin
One Size Measurements for Kimono Style:
Length 42" (not including tassels)
Silk/Rayon Burnout Velvet Burnout
Silk Beaded Tassels
Girl On A Vine takes pride in sourcing and using REAL silk high end quality shawls unlike so many others out there who actually go to the extent of selling polyester and calling them "silk"! These shawls were made in the 90's and are very limited in quantity and will not be reproduced.
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.