Roots of Fire - ecoprint and plant dyed silk scarf
This silk scarf has been hand dyed with cutch, and ecoprinted with botanicals from the Kootenays in BC where I live. The roots of madder, rubia tinctorum, were grown in my garden for four years before harvesting. Light cinnamon wavy stripes on a chocolate brown background across the middle of the scarf have been made using a cutch dye and a simple bound resist.
This is a large but very lightweight silk scarf with a soft luminous 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: 88 inches long by 21 inches wide
Fibre content: 100% flat crepe 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.