Cochineal Dyed Habotai Scarf Eco-Printed with Eucalyptus & Smokebush Leaves
Habotai (from the Japanese habutae (羽二重), literally “feather-two-layer”, is one of the lightest weaves of silk fabric.
Habotai is also known as “China Silk”, these lightweight and breezy Habotai scarves make the perfect weight scarf for summer wear. These have hand rolled hems with 100% silk thread.
Special Note: This scarf is one of a kind. The printing process is somewhat unpredictable and always a surprise to unwrap. There are many varied aspects to my scarves and they are somewhat difficult to photograph. Color variations in botanical dyeing is completely normal and are what is so intriguing about the Japanese term “wabi sabi” beauty of plant dyed textiles.
Care instructions: Hand wash in warm water with mild soap and hang to dry. Iron on the lowest setting (silk setting). Do not dry clean. Dry and store in the shade to preserve the natural dyes.
Tehya is based in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. She is an artist who grew up in Sebastopol, California and believes in making unique, sustainable, naturally dyed textiles and botanical prints from trees and plants found in nature. She comes from a long line of weavers and her family has been using natural dyes for over 50 years. Her mother owned the famous Three Bags Full wool store in San Francisco and her father handmade looms and spinning wheels. She lives with her two children and husband, Steve McIntosh who is an author and thought-leader in Boulder, Colorado.
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