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.


DROP SHOULDER STRETCH COTTON CHOLI BLACK IN ASSUIT PRINT SILVER
$26.00
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ANTIQUE EGYPTIAN METALLIC ASSUIT SHAWL SCARF EMBROIDERY TEXTILE
$400.00
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Galabeya Long Dress Assuit Tulle Belly dance tribal Gypsy Ethnic Dance wear L XL
$109.00
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Vintage 20s Assuit Shawl Mesh Metal Egyptian Revival Flapper Sheer Art Deco
$250.00
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Tribal Belly dance Yoga Assuit Black Gold Harem Pants
$16.25
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Black Tribal Belly Dance Costume with Vintage Assuit and Coins Vest and Shirt
$500.00
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Heavy Work Long Shawl Scarf Assuit Tulle Belly dance tribal Ethnic 10Ft Length
$349.00
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Amazing Soft Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Off White Wide Shawl Wrap Veil
$39.00
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Antique Vintage Art Deco Assuit Shawl 1
$450.00
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Antique Egyptian Assuit Shawl Black and Silver Art Deco
$950.00
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Galabeya Long Dress Assuit Tulle Belly dance tribal Gypsy Ethnic Dance wear L
$109.00
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Antique Assuit Assiut Art Deco 1930s Dress STUNNING Silver Cream Wedding Shawl
$599.00
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TRIBAL BELLY DANCE BLOCK PRINT ASSUIT Purple Silver 100 Polyester
$39.00
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Hot Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Black BellyDance Triangular Hip Scarf Veil SALE
$39.00
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Authentic Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Purple Narrow Shawl Wrap Veil SALE
$18.70
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Black Egyptian Assuit Silver metal net tulle fabric Wrap Shawl Scarf
$200.00
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Authentic Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Green Narrow Shawl Wrap Veil SALE
$19.99
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Georgus Soft Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Green Wide Shawl Wrap Veil HOT SALE
$39.90
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Egyptian Assuit silver metal net tulle fabric Wrap Shawl Scarf
$50.00
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Mukesh Assuit Like Rectangle Veil
$30.00
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Egyptian Assuit silver metal net tulle fabric Wrap Shawl Scarf
$50.00
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Soft Unique Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Blue Weaven Wide Shawl Wrap Veil
$39.75
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Galabeya Long Dress Assuit Tulle Belly dance tribal Gypsy Ethnic Dance wear XL
$119.00
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Stunning Soft Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Purple Wide Shawl Wrap Veil HOT SALE
$39.99
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Assuit Print Bloomer Harem pants Tribal ATS Bellydance One size
$62.81
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1920s Antique Egyptian Assuit Shawl Art Deco Pattern Vintage Wedding Bridal
$355.00
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Authentic Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Turquoise Narrow Shawl Wrap Veil SALE
$22.00
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DROP SHOULDER STRETCH COTTON CHOLI BLACK IN ASSUIT PRINT GOLD
$26.00
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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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