Assuit/Assiut

Why do all belly dancers drool over Assiut?   It seems to be a common obsession with both cabaret and Tribal dancers!

Be careful, because the technique can be applied to heavy cotton material as well as the soft mesh we usually think of, so check which one you're getting before you buy.


Assuit ANTIQUE PERFECT Assiut Shawl Black Silver Art Deco Egyptian 2 lb
$699.00
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Splendid Heavy Work Long Shawl Scarf Assuit Tulle Belly dance tribal Ethnic
$249.00
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Galabeya Long Dress Assuit Tulle Belly dance tribal Gypsy Dance wear Size Small
$119.00
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Galabeya Long Dress Assuit Tulle Belly dance tribal Gypsy Dance wear Size L XL
$119.00
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DROP SHOULDER STRETCH COTTON CHOLI BLACK IN ASSUIT PRINT SILVER
$20.00
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New SOFT Egyptian Assuit Shawl Assiut Black Silver Shawl Dress Evening Wrap
$215.00
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Heavy Work Long Shawl Scarf Assuit Tulle Belly dance tribal Ethnic 10Ft Length
$349.00
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Vintage black silver Assuit Eygptian shawl
$356.55
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Pretty Soft Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Black Wide Shawl Wrap Veil HOT SALE
$39.00
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NEW Cream Assuit Assiut Belly Dance Hip Wrap Silver Long Tribal ATS
$49.00
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Assuit Assiut Print Stretch Choli ATS Belly Dance Tribal Black Silver REDUCED
$39.00
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Tribal Belly dance Bloomers Assuit Print Harem Pants Very Full
$17.50
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Authentic Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Green Narrow Shawl Wrap Veil SALE
$19.99
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Pretty Soft Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Black Wide Shawl Wrap Veil HOT SALE
$39.50
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Georgus Soft Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Green Wide Shawl Wrap Veil HOT SALE
$39.90
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TRIBAL BELLY DANCE BLOCK PRINT ASSUIT BLACK GOLD 2
$85.00
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Antique ART DECO ASSUIT SHAWL real silver wrap 1920s 93 235m BELLY DANCE WWI
$405.43
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New Assuit Assiut Green Silver Deco Dress Costume Wrap Shawl Belly Dance
$39.00
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DROP SHOULDER STRETCH COTTON CHOLI BLACK IN ASSUIT PRINT GOLD
$20.00
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Tribal Belly dance Block Print Assuit Harem Pants Black Silver Very Full
$28.00
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Egyptian Assuit silver metal Shawl Net Tulle Fabric Wrap Scarf Belly Dance
$49.00
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Egyptian Assuit silver metal Shawl Net Tulle Fabric Wrap Scarf Belly Dance 025
$49.00
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Mukesh Assuit Like Rectangle Veil
$30.00
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Antique Vintage Art Deco Assuit Shawl 7
$450.00
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New 100 Sharif Black Diamond Assuit Belly Dance Pants Costume Club Salsa XL+
$49.00
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Mukesh Assuit Like Half Circle Veil
$29.00
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Exquisite heavy design Assuit black belly dance shawl wrap scarf veil US SHIP
$690.00
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Galabeya Long Dress Assuit
$39.99
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If you're not clear what I'm talking about, this article from the Vintage Fashion Guild is a good explanation.  By the way, its proper name is Tulle bi telle (plated tulle).  It's often called Assiut because that's where it was traditionally made (although funnily enough, I've had people scold me for putting the "i" before the "u" because Assuit seems to be the accepted spelling these days).  On most modern maps, the place is spelled Asyut.   Very little Assiut is made there any more, though -

Below is an interview with Dawn Devine, and she also has an interesting article on Gilded Serpent. What's slightly disappointing is that this antique-looking fabric is not an age-old Egyptian tradition.  It was created by canny Assiuti merchants, making shawls from leftover mosquito netting for 19th century tourists!

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