Vesica Piscis - Indigo and Rust silk scarf
Vesica piscis shapes placed down the centre of this indigo dyed scarf highlight exquisite details of rust printed metal objects within their eye shaped windows. These shapes are made using clamped blocks to resist the dye, a technique called itajime, or clamped block resist - when the clamps are released after dyeing beautiful shapes remain.
The vesica piscis is a sacred geometric shape which is created when the edges of two circles intersect through their centres. The name vesica piscis literally means a bladder (vessel) of a fish, and is a symbol which has been with humanity for millennia, connected to sacred openings, portals, women's bodies, eyes and vision. It is one of my most beloved shapes and I use clamped wooden vesica piscis shapes as a resist when I dye my cloth - this technique is called itajime, or clamped block resist.
This is a lightweight silk scarf with a soft drape. It can be worn looped, knotted or draped. Wear this medium sized scarf in a variety of ways - silk offers warmth in winter and coolness in the summer.
Measurements: 74 inches long by 14 inches wide
Fibre content: 100% lightweight silk habotai.
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