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Shearling-trimmed vest Suzani / SOLD OUT
Being constantly inspired by the elements of the ’70s Silvia teamed up again with ancient hippie trail artisans from Afghanistan and sourced incredibly warm and cozy coats and vests.
This luxurious fur vest is handmade out of Kabul and features traditional Afghan fur trims and Suzani embroidery.
Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries. The word derives from the Persian “suzan” which means needle. They have become highly collectable and valued for their beautiful decoration and fine craftsmanship.
Suzani fabrics usually have a cotton or silk base, which is embroidered in silk or cotton thread. Popular design motifs include sun and moon disks, flowers, leaves and vines, fruits and occasional fish and birds, all of which have been thought to be the suzanis with spiritual powers, offering protection or strength to their owners. Suzanis are colored with vegetal dyes.
The sheep suede for the vests is ethically sourced in the northern mountain part of Afghanistan (Pamir) bordering China and is a biodegradable by-product of the local meat industry. The sheeps roam free every day, grazing upon miles of mountainous grassy hills. Eventually, the animals are used for the local meat industry and their wool is used to make warm winter coats such as those that Afghan locals have been wearing for thousands of years.
Silvia only uses natural sustainable, biodegradable materials that leave a minimal trace in our environment. We believe in a conscious, conservative approach to consumption and want our pieces to be kept for years to come.
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Colour: colorful Suzani embroidery with brown shearling fur
Material: outside: silk base with Suzani embroidery; inside: sheep shearling
You can close the vest with two metal hooks
You can find more information and the history behind the Suzani embroidery here