Silk Chiffon Scarf - Peacock Amongst The Ferns
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DIMENSIONS: 180cmx65cm (71 inchesx25.5 inches).
PHOTOGRAPHY: December 2016 at Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
STORY: The resemblance between a peacock’s feathers and a Australian Tree fern is amazing so we combined photos of them both to create a scarf with vibrant colours and a complex pattern.
The Indian Peacock has iridescent blue and green plumage which he displays as part of the courtship ritual. Peafowl were Introduced to Australia in the 19th Century. Dicksonia Antartica is a species of evergreen tree fern native to Eastern Australia from Queensland to Tasmania.
Touch the Silk…View the Art… Share The Story….“The artwork for our silk scarf collection is re-living our photography in a fresh way. Using a variety of techniques our challenge is to create a captivating image, often from nature’s details, that looks beautiful as a scarf.”
THIS PURE SILK CHIFFON SCARF ( AWTA Tested as 100% Silk and colourfast ) is 8mm (35gms per square metre) which is slightly heavier with superior colour and durability than the standard 6mm (26gms per square metre). It has a plain-weave, is smooth, absolutely sheer with a subtle silky sheen, drapes well yet feels weightless against the skin. Silk Twill (12mm: 52gms per square metre ) and Silk Tabi (5mm:22gms per square metre) are very different in weight, touch, sheen and feel.
INCLUDED WITH YOUR SCARF: Designed Bluyonda box with magnetic lid / Tag with story about the image / Tag with history of Silk and Artist’s resume.
FINISH: Neat machine hemmed.
THE SILK STORY: Silk is known as the Queen of fabrics: Natural sheen that never diminishes/ soft, light and luxurious / Cool in Summer – Warm in Winter/ Absorbing perspiration yet letting skin breathe/ Promoting skin rejuvenation/ Hypoallergenic/ Eco-Friendly/ Biodegradable/ Easily Washed/ Great tensile strength and durability.
Confucius and Chinese legend narrate that around 3000BC the 14 year old Empress Leizu, wife of the Yellow Emperor, discovered Silk when a cocoon fell into her tea cup.She then developed the art of raising silk worms (Sericulture) and became known as the Goddess of Silk in Chinese Mythology. Being an exquisite, precious fibre, for many millennia, it was one of the most zealously guarded secrets in history.
CARE: Enjoy your silk garment – our printing techniques produce colours that will not run or fade. With fundamental care, this silk scarf will maintain it’s vibrant colours and quality ‘Silk’ feel for many years. As Silk is a natural fibre avoid drying in direct sunlight. Also, avoid contact with bleaches or solvents with alcohol such as some hairsprays.
HAND WASHING: Preferred: Use lukewarm water and a mild non-alkaline soap such as baby shampoo. Avoid soaking and rinse with a few tablespoons of distilled white vinegar added to the clear water. Avoid wringing or twisting and roll in a towel then hang to dry. Avoid using dryers.
IRONING: Most wrinkles can be removed by hanging the scarf in the shower and letting humidity work. While the scarf is hanging a steam iron can be used carefully avoiding wetting locally. If necessary use a cool iron setting (Silk Setting) on the back of the damp scarf – avoid too much heat.