Jaw dropping beauty! Truly divine caftan in a stunning quality silk velvet burnout really creates an amazing stained glass window effect. A most gorgeous english rose pattern in front and back. Delicate hand beading throughout adds extra magic. Finished off with iridescent beaded fishnet tassels.
A truly timeless and effortless piece to add to your wardrobe.
Center Front Length (not including tassels) is 41" will drape longer on the sides when worn
Full Width 41"
Silk/Rayon Velvet Burnout with hand beading and 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.