This pure silk black cummerbund has been created exclusively by Ottoman Silks for Glyndebourne with a bespoke woven fabric.
The fabric design is taken from the imperial wardrobe of Sultan Selim II (1524–1574). This classic gentlemen’s accessory has been handmade by Jermyn Street tailors in England using multiple front pleats, black silk lining, adjustable waistband and easy fastening clips. It is tailored with British tradition entwined with Ottoman flair.
The Siyah Amina fabric is a black silk variation of the Amina design – an intricate and staggered ogival lattice of tulips and medallions, combined with a repeating horizontal pattern. Originally the fabric was hand woven in pure silk as a ceremonial robe that was long sleeved and collarless with side slits lined with beaver fur.
Our exclusive replicate design is expertly woven on jacquard looms by the best silk mills in Bursa – Turkey’s silk capital. With over 500 years of history, this intricate design encapsulates the imperial luxury of its time. Like their opulent beginnings, the fabric has been tailored to produce this unique collection to delight and impress in equal measure.
Size: extendible to 116cm x W14cm
Material: 100% silk
Dry clean only