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Elegant scarf in peace silk habotai, made by hand with sustainable methods and materials. Hand dyed with weld, logwood and iron and handprinted with horse chestnut, Japanese acer, chocolate vine and rose leaves [SC243]. 


The ‘peace’ silk is harvested after the silk worms have fed on organic mulberry trees in Hertfordshire UK, and metamorphosed from their cocoons into moths, avoiding the violent process of mass produced silk.


The silk was pre-treated ['mordanted'] with alum to fix the pigments and dyes. It was then dyed with weld and dipped in iron solution to bring out the detail of the leaf prints. It was then bundled carefully with the leaves and dye patches of logwood and iron, before steaming in my trusty fish kettle for 70 minutes. The plant pigments mobilise in the heat and moisture, transfer to the scarf and fix due to the pre-treatment of the silk. 


Scarf measures approx 130 x 30cm.


Presented in environmentally friendly cardboard presentation box.

Hand Dyed Peace Silk Scarf, Hand Printed with Mixed Leaves [SC243]

  • Wash separately by hand with mild soap ONLY in warm water [30C]. Do NOT use detergents.

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