The colour play on this scarf reminds me of the ocean, perhaps because when the light moves over the silk it makes me think of abalone, that kind of luminous play between warm and cool colours, the kind you may see on mother of pearl buttons. Amongst the rich browns, pearly blues and greens can be seen the coreopsis blossoms with their red gold centres and auras of petals.
This medium sized lightweight silk habotai scarf has been ecoprinted and dyed with natural and botanical colour. I've use black tea, brazilwood, cotinus leaves and coreopsis blossoms - and then finished it in an indigo vat. The feature of this scarf is the resist dyed pattern of strong diagonal lines and complex colour which plays with the light on it's sheer luminous surface. As the light catches the silk weave colours reflect back in changing nuances of soft chartreuse greens, blues, turquoise, brown and gold.
Eco-printing, or contact printing is a method of using plant materials like leaves and petals to print themselves on fabric using their own dyes. The result is is a beautiful reflection of local flavoured plant shapes and colours. Because fresh plant material is mostly used for this technique surface design artists who work with this method produce fabrics which reflect the unique environment they live in.
ABOUT THIS SILK: Silk habotai is a classic silk fabric with silky shimmer and beautiful drape. It can be surprisingly versatile and strong.
DYE MATERIALS: Black tea, brazilwood, coreopsis, cotinus coggygria leaves, indigo
MEASUREMENTS: 17 inches wide by 68 inches long
WASHING: Wash by hand in cool to lukewarm water and a mild ph balanced soap. Hang to dry in the shade.
Canada and the US: Shipping will be added at check out and is $17.00 to all Canadian and US destinations. All purchases will be shipped via Canada Parcel Post and will include tracking and insurance.
International: Shipping to all International destinations is $12. It will be shipped to you using Canada Post airmail but does not include tracking or insurance. If you wish to upgrade your shipping to include tracking and insurance please let me know. This can be done at your own expense.