Silk Scarf Printed with Black Walnut & Peony Leaves – Habotai Silk with Indigo Dye
Habotai silk is also known as “China Silk”. It is a lightweight and breezy textile and is thin and warm to wear.
Botanicals used: This scarf is printed with Peony, Black Walnut, Smokebush & Chestnut leaves. I then over-dyed this scarf with an all natural Indigo dye.
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.
Size: 13 x 67 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.