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.


1920s Assuit Shawl Scarf Silver Embroidery Belly Dance Egyptian Revival Art Deco
$589.00
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Mukaish Scarf Shawl Dupata Sari Indian Cream Assuit Tulle Metal Detail
$49.00
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AMAZING ANTIQUE Assuit Assiut Metal Shawl Black Silver Art Deco Egyptian 21x82
$379.00
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WOW Assuit ANTIQUE Assiut Metal Shawl Black Silver Art Deco Egyptian Tulle 84
$499.00
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Assuit ANTIQUE PERFECT Assiut Shawl Black Silver Art Deco Egyptian 2 lb
$699.00
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PERFECT Assuit ANTIQUE Assiut Shawl WHITE Silver Art Deco Egyptian Tulle 16x70
$339.00
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Antique Art Deco Egyptian Assuit Scarf Shawl Silver Metal On Mesh Net Fabric
$299.99
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Galabeya Long Dress Assuit Tulle Belly dance tribal Gypsy Belly Dance Size Large
$129.00
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Antique assuit art deco off white with silver metal design
$270.00
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6 Piece Custom MadeAssuit Beledi Professional Belly Dance Costume Size 8 10
$450.00
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Rare heavy black Assuit belly dance shawl wrap scarf handmade Tulle w silver
$215.00
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Golden super heavy black Assuit belly dance shawl wrap scarf veil handmade Tulle
$224.00
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Splendid Heavy Work Long Shawl Scarf Assuit Tulle Belly dance tribal Ethnic
$299.00
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New Assuit Assiut Green Silver Deco Dress Costume Wrap Shawl Belly Dance
$39.99
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Amazing Soft Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Off White Wide Shawl Wrap Veil
$39.00
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Tribal Belly dance Bloomer Assuit Black Gold Black Silver Burgundy Harem Pants
$25.00
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Exquisite heavy design Assuit black belly dance shawl wrap scarf veil US SHIP
$690.00
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Authentic Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Purple Narrow Shawl Wrap Veil SALE
$19.99
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Tribal Belly dance Bloomers Assuit Print Harem Pants Brown Full Polyester
$25.00
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Vintage black silver Assuit Eygptian shawl
$306.23
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TRIBAL CARNIVAL BELLY DANCE ASSUIT HIP SCARF BLACK SILVER
$25.00
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Antique ART DECO ASSUIT GOWN real silver wrap 1920s RAREDress BELLY DANCE 750g
$1,303.67
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Assuit Schal Art Deco gyptischer Schal Assuit Shawl Vintage
$332.85
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Soft Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Black And Golden Weaven Wide Shawl Wrap Veil
$40.00
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Authentic Egyptian Assiut Assuit Tulle Off White Narrow Shawl Wrap Veil SALE
$22.00
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ANTIQUE Assuit Assiut Shawl Black Silver Art Deco Egyptian 90 long
$385.00
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top choli Assuit style print boho freepeople style gypsy tribalfusion bellydance
$55.46
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Mukesh Assuit Like Rectangle Veil
$30.00
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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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