A luxuriously soft and vibrant shibori indigo silk scarf hand-dyed at our studio using natural dyes extracted from indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) and stick-lac (Kerria lacca).
We created the Lily Pads pattern on this shibori scarf using authentic stitch-resist shibori techniques which ensure that this scarf is entirely unique. Made from a gorgeously smooth 100% silk fabric with a satin weave this scarf is lightweight enough to be comfortably draped over the shoulders for an elegant look in summer whilst keeping you warm and protected when wrapped around the neck during winter. The natural properties of silk help the body to stay cool in summer and warm in winter whilst providing a soft pleasing touch to the skin.
This particular design has been created by a combination of various natural dyeing methods. First the scarf was primed with alum and dyed in an extract of stick-lac to achieve the pink-purple color. Then the individual motifs were stitched and bound with thread to resist the color and the entire piece was dyed in indigo. For more information on our dyeing process please visit our process page.
50 x 200 cm (approximately 20 x 79 inches)
Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)
Lac (Kerria lacca)
Rolled hem - secured by sewing machine
Please note that due to the handcrafted nature of our textiles the pattern on your item may vary slightly from the images
Yes, we take custom orders! Send us an email here and let's collaborate together on a design just for you.
All orders are shipped worldwide via DHL express at a $10 USD flat rate. Estimated delivery time is 3-5 working days.
We provide free shipping for orders over $180 USD.
Processing time for in-stock items is 2 working days. For made-to-order items please allow an additional 10-14 days crafting time.
We accept returns within 30 days of purchase.
It is important to us that you are happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the item please contact us within 14 days of delivery. For more information please see the returns policy section on the checkout page.
All orders are gift boxed at no extra cost. Please let us know if you would also like a hand-written personalized message and we would be glad to place it in the box on your behalf.
Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or excessive rubbing against white fabric. We recommend hand-washing separately in lukewarm water with mild detergent which contains no whitening or bleaching agents. If using a washing machine please select gentle wash function with cold water. Please air-dry in a shaded area. Iron on low temperature.
Although we wash each textile multiple times before shipping to remove excess dye particles there is still a possibility of colour transference occurring (during harsh rubbing or other close/vigorous interactions).
During the first few washes some brown or yellow pigment may appear in the water. This is normal and is a chemical compound characteristic of our indigo dye. Periodically removing this excess pigment will leave colours more vivid than before.
Synthetically dyed textiles are beautiful immediately after dyeing, while textiles dyed with indigo become more beautiful over time, developing their own characteristic shades with each day of use. Natural dyes are living colours and need to be cared for accordingly for best results. Please enjoy the gradual evolution of your naturally dyed textile.