This lustrous silk charmeuse scarf has been dyed and ecoprinted in layers of ocean blues and greens, earthy browns and golds. Shimmery leaves have been ecoprinted with sumac, cotinus and rose, and botanically dyed with black tea, cutch and indigo.
Silk charmeuse is buttery soft and luxurious. This medium weight silk is also a bit heavier than some of the other silks I use, so the drape though firmer, is supple and sensuous with a gorgeous lustre. The ecoprints on this type of silk have slightly blurred edges but they are richly coloured and substantial. This silk is shimmery shiny and everyone is drawn to it.
The vesica piscis is a sacred geometric shape which is created when the edges of two circles intersect through their centres. The name vesica piscis literally means a bladder (vessel) of a fish, and is a symbol which has been with humanity for millennia, connected to sacred openings, portals, women's bodies, eyes and vision. It is one of my most beloved shapes and I use clamped wooden vesica piscis shapes as a resist when I dye my cloth - this technique is called itajime, or clamped block resist.
Size: 58 inches in length and 10 inches wide
Fibre: 100% silk charmeuse
Hand rolled hem.
Care instructions: Wash by hand in cool or warm water using a mild soap or a small bit of mild shampoo. Hang to dry, and iron if you wish.