I am so excited to introduce to you our new line of plant dyed silks. Starting out with our scarves. Each one is botanically dyed by hand with the flowers and plants I grow or mindfully forage from the land I live on or my family's organic food scarps - Avocado pits!
This scarf was botanically dyed with Avocado pits. Some believe the energy of the plant matter is infused into the silk. Spiritually avocados are though thought to represent love, fertility, prosperity, and health. The ancient Aztec culture believed they were a symbol of love and believed them to be an aphrodisiac. This color does feel very romanic to me! (also avocados make every dish more delish!)
This design is Shibori - a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing. Traditionally indigo was used for this technique.
The details and care:These are thicker than our other scarves on the site as they are 100% Charmeuse Silk, from the French word for female charmer, is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave, in which the warp threads cross over four or more of the backing threads. These float threads give the front of the fabric a smooth, shiny finish, whereas the back has a dull finish. I personally washed + pretreated each one carefully to make sure it is colorfast in cold water. I suggest hand washing or gentle cycle with cold water and with a pH neutral soap for the longevity of the color and silk. It can also be steamed or ironed on the lowest setting, or a silk setting if your iron has that option, inside out is best.
Actual color may vary from the images and video shown. I tried my best to capture but every monitor or mobile display has a different capability to display colors!
Please pick between A or B - A looks like a heart (anatomically :)) and B has more subtle design. First 3 photos are of A, Last three photos are of B.