To-die-for bohemian babe duster! Stunning violet colored silk velvet burnout fabric has that dreamy stained glass effect. Vintage inspired floral motif with scattered hand beading throughout. The drape and quality of the fabric is truly stunning! Super easy loose fit with long side slits and frog closures giving you an option to wear open or closed. So many ways to style this effortless and timeless beauty!
Sizes S - XL
Measurements for size Small:
Straight across chest just under armhole and all the way down to hem: 44"
Side slits 17"
Sleeve length 23"
Silk 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.