Bohemian Luxe Dream! Stunning black velvet burnout illuminated by winks of hand beading and trailed by silk beaded tassels all along the hemline. Gorgeous contrasting tan colored floral pattern creates a beautiful stained glass effect. Effortless and timeless!
When draped on the length is 30.5" at the shortest point; 44" at the longest
Silk velvet burnout Silk beaded tassels
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.