I find so much joy and comfort in dying these amazing silks with the plants on the land around me. This charmeuse silk slip might be the most luxurious piece of fabric I have dyed and the color is mesmerizing & indescribable (hard to capture in photos.)
This scarf was botanically dyed with redwood cones I hand collected around our land. Some believe the energy of the plant matter is infused into the silk. The redwoods are ancient majestic trees that have a sacred energy. Many believe the redwoods represent wellness, safety, longevity, wisdom, and communication. It is said “To walk in a redwood forest is to enter nature's cathedral.” Above all, these special trees symbolize vitality and longevity, as they can grow to 1,000 years old. I collected these cones from the tiny grove on the land we live on. Wearing this silk feels akin to forest bathing! Very bronze to rose gold vibe if I had to describe the color.
The details and care: The 100% silk known as 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 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, iron on duller side is best.
Size: This scarf measures 8 x 54 inches making it the perfect size to wrap around your neck, use as a runner on your altar or small table, or wrap around twice as a head scar etc.
Color:This is completely natural color each dye bath may have slight variations. 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!
Made to order: Each scarf will be made to order, because of this there will be no returns or exchanges. NATURAL DYE PREORDER ITEM PHOTOS ARE AN EXAMPLE OF THE SLIP YOU WILL RECEIVE. IT WILL SHIP IN 2-3 WEEKS AS EACH ONE IS MADE TO ORDER! IF YOU HAVE OTHER ITEMS IN YOUR ORDER WE WILL WAIT TO SHIP IT IN ITS ENTIRETY. THANK YOU!