Please see my other ASSUIT & CHINESE shawls also listed. AN ORIGINAL, ANTIQUE , EGYPTIAN ASSUIT (Tulle-bi-telli) EVENING GOWN.
Made from a fine black cotton netting with genuine SILVER hand beaten and wrapped wires, sewn to create. Eatures PICTORIAL patterns of people amid geometric designs on a fine black, netted fabric that sparkles and sways luxuriantly. VERY GOOD - not quite perfect - condition. One piece of missing silver. NO HOLES, TEARS or REPAIRS to the silver wrapped fabric but there are repairs and holes to the tulle edging.
There are one or two small patches where the silver spangles have a very sl ight copper tinge. Tulle-bi-telli, also known as Assuit, is a textile marrying cotton or linen mesh with small strips of metal.
The fabric is not documented prior to the 19th century, though similar textiles existed in the Middle East in earlier times. Other spellings include assuite, asyut, assyut, asyute, and azute. The name translates roughly as "net with metal".Assuit has great lateral elasticity, thanks to its openwork mesh. It is heavy, and retains heat, but is favored for its ability to drape and the shimmer of the metal...
Todays fabric is coarser than the antique cloth which is soft and slightly stretchy. Artisans say the old technique is much more time-consuming with the soft tulle as the holes are smaller and it takes longer to pass the thread through the holes. For more information about Assuit work, please visit this fascinating belly dance site.(very hard to measure accurately as the fabric stretches into shape when worn). Length (when laid flat) - 155cm long (61 / 5 ft). Probably a size 8 AU.
W eighs 750 GRAMS (1 lb 11 oz) before packing. The detailed photos provided reflect the condition well and form an important part of the description. But have closed our shop and are. Clearing the remaining stock and parts of our personal collection. Please save us as favourites to keep an eye on new items to be offered.
They will not look brand new. The item "Antique ART DECO ASSUIT GOWN real silver wrap 1920s RARE! Dress BELLY DANCE 750g" is in sale since Wednesday, December 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Textiles, Linens\Embroidery". The seller is "lookwot_igot" and is located in The Entrance .
This item can be shipped worldwide.