Smoke and Mirrors

Size S
Length Long
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This dress is pure magic!
  • 100% cotton sitiba made in Senegal and stitched in Kenya
  • Note: this fabric is hand-stitched and dyed, so the design on each dress will vary
  • Functional pockets
  • Button fastening through front
  • Machine wash cold with like colors
  • Fits true to size, take your normal size
  • Airy fit, cut to be worn loose and stand away from the body
  • Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric
  • Louise is 5'5 and wears a M
  • Nina is 5'7 and wears an XS

Something not quite right? Returns or exchanges are on us, no questions asked, within 30 days for all orders within the US. 

Plus, we're always available to help! Send us an email with any questions, comments, or thoughts that float by and we'll respond within 24 hours!

Meet our production partner, SOKO Kenya! Based in Kikambala on the Kenyan coast, they are an ethical manufacturer that truly embraces a fair, kind and transparent work culture. In addition to paying above living wages, SOKO provides employees with paid leave and stipends for family emergencies, free pre-primary childcare for all employees with children from ages 2-4, daily mid-morning tea and midday lunch, and clear, outlined processes for job advancement. These values extend to the workspace itself, which is open, airy and bright. It’s truly a privilege to work with the SOKO team, and we invite you to learn more about the stitching process here!

We’re so proud of this collaboration with Cheikhouna, a master dyer, and his family in Dakar, Senegal to create a collection of hand-dyed textiles using traditional stitch-resist and wax-stamped techniques! Learn more about how these fabrics are made here!

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Stitch resist fabric waiting to be dyed

Cheikhouna uses a stitch-resist technique called sitiba, in which the design is hand-stitched into the fabric before dyeing. As you can guess, this is a very time-consuming practice, but the results are stunning! Sitiba is rarely produced anymore not only because of the amount of time it takes, but because of the complexity of the technique. Cheihkouna is one of the last dyers in Dakar who practices this centuries-old technique, and while he trains apprentices, he stitched every piece of fabric for our production himself. 

You may be more familiar with wax resist, otherwise known as batik! The natural materials that Cheikhnouna uses to create his dyes make his batiks and sitiba fabrics extra special!

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 4 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
83%would recommend this product
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6 reviews
  • SH
    Susan H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Height 5' And Under
    Size Purchased 1X
    Usual Size 1X
    Length Purchased Standard
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Beautiful and not my colours but I gave it a go

    I so wanted this dress to suit me colour wise however it didnt

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    Zuri
    2 weeks ago

    Hi Susan,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review Smoke and Mirrors! We're so sorry to hear the colors didn't work for you! You're absolutely welcome to return it for a full refund or a different dress within 30 days of purchase. If you need help getting that process started, please feel free to let me know and I'd be more than happy to help!

    Xx,
    Charlotte from Zuri
    https://www.shopzuri.com/

  • JT
    Julie T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Height 5'5"
    Size Purchased XL
    Usual Size XL
    Length Purchased Standard
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago
    Subtle beauty

    This Zuri has subtle beauty. It is light to wear and stunning to style. The shading is stunning.

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    Shannon V.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Height 5'4"
    Size Purchased M
    Usual Size M
    Length Purchased Standard
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    A winner

    This dress is soft and light, and the muted pattern is perfect to accessorize with or wear unadorned. This is one Zuri dress I would never let go of!

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  • JK
    Jennifer K.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Height 5'9"
    Age Range 45 - 54
    Size Purchased L
    Usual Size L
    Length Purchased Long
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago
    Stunning!

    This dress is a work of art! The sitiba dyeing is amazing! The simple, elegant pattern is very versatile. Also, the fabric is lightweight and soft right out of the package. It will be particularly nice to wear in the spring and summer months.

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  • CP
    Connie P.
    I recommend this product
    Height 5'5"
    Age Range 65+
    Size Purchased XL
    Usual Size XL
    Length Purchased Long
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Tradition and Style

    I love this one! The sitiba dye method is interesting

    and I love to contribute to such a monumental element of African art history! It is flattering “on”, elegant, and accessory-friendly to the hilt. The cotton is soft, with an exceptionally fine drape. The usual 15 or 20 compliments every time I wear it. You done went and done it again, Zuri!

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