14 x 72″ Dynamic Eucalyptus Eco-Printed on Logwood Habotai Scarf
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.
Habotai (from the Japanese habutae (羽二重), literally “feather-two-layer”, is one of the lightest weaves of silk fabric.
How is it made? Eco-printing:
Each beautiful silk scarf is made by hand, with great love and care, using a method called eco-printing. I hand-craft and hand-dye natural silks, with nature’s colors—found flower petals and leaves, vegetables, spices, and natural dyes. Eco-printing is done by placing the dye materials on the silk by hand then bundle dyeing, and each one takes a minimum of 5 hours, across two days, to complete.
Botanicals used: Eucalyptus Eco-Printed on a Habotai Silk that has been Dye with All Natural Logwood dye.
Size: 14 x 72 inches.
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.