This scarf has been eco printed, which involved laying out leaves onto the silk scarf, then rolling the scarf up into a bundle and gently simmering it for several hours. The tannins and chemicals in the leaves transfer into the silk and leave behind an impression of the leaf. The results vary hugely with some leaves giving only a very faint 'print' and others creating a strong and dark colour.
This particular scarf was dyed with eucalyptus leaves from the nearby Logan Botanic Garden. It was then overdyed with a mix of vivid blues, giving an all over blue background with a lovely constrast of rusty coloured leaf prints.
Pure silk crepe de chine.
180cm x 45cm