Magic Wand - Ecoprint and botanical dyed silk scarf
The colours, patterns and prints in this silk scarf have some beautiful features that remind me of a crystal wand. There is an exquisite symmetrical patterning running through the centre of this piece, created by the fold in the fabric when it was bundled for ecoprinting.
The hombre style of dyeing with indigo flows over the ecoprinted black walnut and cotinus leaves in the middle section creating deep golden greens and sea greens, blues and purples. There is light magenta at one end and along some of the edges, and at the other end is a buttery yellow gold with delicate rust orange ecoprints . Both ends have been ecoprinted with tickseed buds and leaves from my garden.
Mauves and purples come from cochineal and lac, natural dyes from insects who have a special relationship with the cactus and tree (respectively) that they grow on.
This is a large but very lightweight silk scarf with a soft drape. It can be worn looped, knotted, draped, hooded or as a light shawl. Wear this large sized scarf in a variety of ways - silk offers warmth in winter and coolness in the summer.
Measurements: 86 inches long by 27 inches wide
Fibre content: 100% medium weight habotai silk
Stitching: Hand hemmed by the artist using 100% silk thread
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.