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Roots of Fire - ecoprint and plant dyed silk scarf


When silk captures the colours of nature something magical happens.

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.