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 and this particular scarf resulted in a disappointingly faint set of leaf prints, so it was then overdyed using shibori techniques.
Shibori is the ancient Japanese art of folding, pleating, tying and sometimes stitching fabric prior to immersion dying. This scarf was dyed green then tied in a starburst shape and overdyed with a deep aubergine purple. The result is a sophisticated pattern of olive greens and rich purples.
Pure silk crepe de chine.
180cm x 45cm