Hand painted on habotai silk, this scarf measures 11” x 60” features bright red apples on a field of deep violet with accents of green and white. This was free painted not using resist.
Each scarf is hand painted and will be one of a kind.
The process: the silk begins as white fabric, which is placed over my drawing. Using a polymer substance known as gutta resist the outline of the design is traced onto the silk. This will become a permanent part of the surface design. The silk is then stretched on a frame and painted with a paint specifically for natural fiber. Once dry the silk is wrapped in newspaper and steamed to set color and permanently fuse the resist to the silk.
Care: this scarf is hand washable is cool water with a mild shampoo or woolite. Line dry, and may be light ironed on the reverse side.