This is a one of a kind silk scarf. At the end of the 19th century explorers began opening up tombs of the Pharos in Egypt, and it was fashionable to have Something with an Egyptian theme. This scarf was inspired by wallpaper for an Egyptian room. Lotus blossom of a soft pink to mauve float on a sea of blue and green. Bordered by a deep mauve edge. It’s like having a small piece of the Nile right in your wardrobe.. All is bordered with a deep pink border. The resist is black and permanently incorporated in the pattern, and fused to the silk.
The process: white silk is layer flat on top of my drawing, gutta resist is applied , copying the drawing lines onto the silk. The silk is stretched on a frame, and specific fiber paint is applied. When dry the silk is rolled in newspaper and steamed for an hour to set the color and heat fuse the gutta resist. The scarf is then washed and ironed, and ready to wear.