Add a playfully sophisticated accent to your outfit with our handmade naturally dyed "Lily Pads" silk bandana. Whether used as a neck scarf or neckerchief, wrapped around the head or adorned on your bag handle this small square silk scarf is perfect for adding a special touch to your everyday look.
Made from 100% pure silk with an interesting striped weave and a beautiful sheen this bandana provides a soft pleasing touch to the skin. The natural properties of silk help the body to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.
We created the Lily Pads design on this silk bandana using a combination of techniques. First the fabric was primed with alum and some motifs were stitched and pulled to resist the white sections before being dyed in a bright yellow extract of marigold flowers (Tagetes erecta). The remaining motifs were then stitched and pulled to resist the yellow before the entire piece was dyed in our indigo vat. For more information on our dyeing process please visit our process page.
Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)
Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
70 x 70 cm (approximately 27 x 27 inches)
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 emailhereand let's collaborate together on a design just for you.
All orders are shipped worldwide via DHL express at a $10 USD flat rate.
We provide free shipping for orders over $180 USD.
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.