If You Knew Shisha Like I Know Shisha Jacket Front

The Legend

IF YOU KNEW SHISHA LIKE I KNOW SHISHA

Embroidered mirror work, or Shisha, is a needlecraft which employs embroidery stitches to attach small mirrored discs to clothing. Believed to ward off evil, Shisha embroidery originated in India in the 17th century and originally used mica, tin, silver or coins to add sparkle and shine. The process evolved to the use of glass blown into bubbles which were then cut into small pieces using dampened scissors to prevent flying shards. Indian Textile Designer Suneetha/Bhaavana’s brilliant creation in Shisha embroidery is further embellished with traditional embroidery, passementerie and silk origami. The brilliant amethyst field is showcased unfolds of midnight jacquard, and completed with a jeweled twinkle by jewelry artist Ronda Terry’s kiln fired dichroic glass button.

Shine On!

 

For more information or to purchase this jacket, please inquire


The Designer

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Susan Hollingsworth

Susan Hollingsworth has always had a knack for storytelling. Her years spent living in countries from Europe to Asia introduced her to the ancient practice of fiber art and the techniques that women used to create visual stories – with thread and fabric – passed down to them from their ancestors. During a stint in London, she studied pattern making from the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, which became the catalyst for SuKaz jackets. Rather than pen and paper, Susan designs wearable pieces of art, each one telling a unique story through the hands of skilled artisans from cultures around the globe.

To read more about Susan Hollingsworth

The Art

If You Knew Shisha Like I know Shisha jacket panel collage

Suneetha/Bhavaana

The Sukaz Art Panels of India include a wealth of textile art techniques evoking a brilliance of color and the depths of mystery in the Indian culture. In collaboration with Sukaz, stories are spun to vivid life by the skillful artistry of Suneetha/Bhaavana’s applique, silk origami, and needlefelt and further enhanced with touches of beading, applique, and braiding.

To see more of Suneetha’s work Click Here


If You Knew Shisha Like I know Shisha jacket button Collage

Ronda Terry

Multi- talented jewelry artist Ronda Terry works magic in her Michigan studio, conjuring delicacy and beauty from bits of rough metal, raw gemstones, and broken glass. Each of her exquisite creations is forged using caustic chemicals, 1500 degree heat, and a master’s hand. Ronda fashions a range of jewelry, dichroic glass tile, and buttons using techniques of kiln firing, enameling, casting and etching. And each brings its own brand of magic to a Sukaz jacket.

To see more of Ronda’s work Click Here

The Details

Size

Small

Style

The Sophie

Art Panel

Suneetha Bhaavana

Buttons

Ronda Terry

Main Fabric

64% Cotton, 32% Polyester, 4% Spandex

Lining Fabric

100% Poly Satin

Art Panel Fabric

100% Silk

Care & Lining

Every jacket is a wearable work of art and should be handled with care. Custom hand clean only by a certified professional dry cleaning specialist.

IF YOU KNEW SHISHA LIKE I KNOW SHISHA

Embroidered mirror work, or Shisha, is a needlecraft which employs embroidery stitches to attach small mirrored discs to clothing. Believed to ward off evil, Shisha embroidery originated in India in the 17th century and originally used mica, tin, silver or coins to add sparkle and shine. The process evolved to the use of glass blown into bubbles which were then cut into small pieces using dampened scissors to prevent flying shards. Indian Textile Designer Suneetha/Bhaavana’s brilliant creation in Shisha embroidery is further embellished with traditional embroidery, passementerie and silk origami. The brilliant amethyst field is showcased unfolds of midnight jacquard, and completed with a jeweled twinkle by jewelry artist Ronda Terry’s kiln fired dichroic glass button.

Shine On!

 

For more information or to purchase this jacket, please inquire


Image 2

Susan Hollingsworth

Susan Hollingsworth has always had a knack for storytelling. Her years spent living in countries from Europe to Asia introduced her to the ancient practice of fiber art and the techniques that women used to create visual stories – with thread and fabric – passed down to them from their ancestors. During a stint in London, she studied pattern making from the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, which became the catalyst for SuKaz jackets. Rather than pen and paper, Susan designs wearable pieces of art, each one telling a unique story through the hands of skilled artisans from cultures around the globe.

To read more about Susan Hollingsworth

If You Knew Shisha Like I know Shisha jacket panel collage

Suneetha/Bhavaana

The Sukaz Art Panels of India include a wealth of textile art techniques evoking a brilliance of color and the depths of mystery in the Indian culture. In collaboration with Sukaz, stories are spun to vivid life by the skillful artistry of Suneetha/Bhaavana’s applique, silk origami, and needlefelt and further enhanced with touches of beading, applique, and braiding.

To see more of Suneetha’s work Click Here


If You Knew Shisha Like I know Shisha jacket button Collage

Ronda Terry

Multi- talented jewelry artist Ronda Terry works magic in her Michigan studio, conjuring delicacy and beauty from bits of rough metal, raw gemstones, and broken glass. Each of her exquisite creations is forged using caustic chemicals, 1500 degree heat, and a master’s hand. Ronda fashions a range of jewelry, dichroic glass tile, and buttons using techniques of kiln firing, enameling, casting and etching. And each brings its own brand of magic to a Sukaz jacket.

To see more of Ronda’s work Click Here

Size

Small

Style

The Sophie

Art Panel

Suneetha Bhaavana

Buttons

Ronda Terry

Main Fabric

64% Cotton, 32% Polyester, 4% Spandex

Lining Fabric

100% Poly Satin

Art Panel Fabric

100% Silk

Care & Lining

Every jacket is a wearable work of art and should be handled with care. Custom hand clean only by a certified professional dry cleaning specialist.