fashion design inspiration from museum pieces. Fabric late cut is mid French Silk Caraco with Ribbons, Paris. Original silk ribbons to close at front. Ruched ribbon trim at sleeves. Silk is medium weight "Gros de Tours" Lined with linen
Soutache or ribbon applique style is called khamak dozi or Zardozi which is extremely intricate and detailed traditional Afghan embroidery. The picture also shows the traditional sewn on shisha mirrors.