This is a WEARABLE WORK OF ART. Wear this around your neck for an exceptionally soft, breathable and warm accessory. It will keep you warm in the winter without the bulk of heavy material yet light enough to wear on a cool summer's evening. There is no clasp so the neck pieces slip over the head and the scarves wrap around the shoulders or tie across the front. These versatile and fun works of art are a real conversation piece that accessorizes any outfit. Pair it with jeans and a top or a little black dress to take a simple, comfortable outfit to the next level. Once you've added the Shibori Scarf to your wardrobe, you'll wonder how you ever survived without it!
Material: 100% silk
Sizes: Small, Medium and Large (sizes are estimated)
Shipping: 2-3 days if in stock, 2-3 weeks if custom creation
The technique used to create this beautiful, one-of-a-kind neckpiece is called Shibori. Shibori is an ancient Japanese technique dating back to the 8th century and is commonly known as tie-dye. I use silk for its sculptural characteristics. Shibori is a time- and labor-intensive process. First, I cut, iron, and hem the edges of the silk. Then, I wrap the silk around metal and glass objects and secure them using rubber bands by hand. I allow the fabric to "speak to me" on where I place the objects. Heat is applied by boiling the bound silk. Boiling different colors of silk together creates astonishing color combinations. After the silk is completely dry, at least 24 hours, the rubber bands are removed and the objects are taken out. The result is beautifully textured silk fabric that is light and airy yet sculptural and dimensional.
The item in the image may not be the exact item you receive. Please email me if you would like to know if the item in the photo is still available, otherwise I make each piece individually. Each and every project is a different and exclusive creation. Each design has it's own fascinating "fingerprint" that forms during the dye process. Nothing ever happens the same way twice. They cannot be predicted, controlled, or duplicated. These marks are what make each piece special and unique. Please remember to enjoy an artist's hand that created your one-of-kind piece of art.
Storage: The scarf should be hung loosely on a felt hanger (included with medium and large scarves) or laid flat without being stretched or squished. Do not store anything on top of this scarf or leave in a hot place, like a car. This scarf can be folded and put in a bag or purse for a short period of time, if your anything like me when you eat!
Dented orbs and discs can be reshaped by simply squeezing them, stretching them out then releasing back into shape, or poking a finger through from the other side. Be sure all the shapes are correct when put away.
Cleaning: Should something get on this scarf, spot clean with a clean towel. To kill bacteria, steam the dimensional silk scarf on the hanger carefully from about 2 inches away, do not stretch the fabric flat or else the dimension will come out. Do Not Dry Clean. Do not iron.