'Blackberry’ Arashi Shibori Silk Scarf
This elegant 100% silk scarf is individually handmade using the Japanese Arashi Shibori technique.
Under dyed in violet and magenta then over dyed in plum and wine, the resulting Blackberry Arashi Shibori scarf is vary-coloured and utterly unique. It is finished with hand-rolled hems. Depending on how the scarf is worn, the pleats open or close, creating an ever-changing interplay of colour and making for an extremely versatile and beautiful accessory.
Your scarf is a unique work of art. It will be beautifully packaged in a “Jaine Mahon Handwoven Silk from Skye” gift box and sent first class. As with every precious purchase, the package will need to be signed for.
Approximate scarf measurements pleated:
Length: 150cm / 59″
Width: 20cm / 8″
(180cm x 40cm – 71″ x 16″ – before pleating)
Please note, Arashi Shibori pleats are semi-permanent. The scarves will retain their pleats permanently unless washed. Please dry clean only and request your dry cleaner retain the pleats in the cleaning process. Store coiled in the gift box to ensure the pleats are not squashed.
Arashi Shibori is the Japanese art of pleating and resist dyeing fabric on a pole.
Silk is first dyed in a ground colour to give a base tone to the scarf. Ironed dry, the fabric is carefully folded before being bound around a pole or tube. The bound silk is then tightly scrunched up the pole to create semi-permanent pleats and over-dying is applied in contrasting tones. Finally, still on the pole, the silk is steamed to set the dyes and pleats. Each scarf can take up to a week to dry before its unique colouration is revealed. This multi-stage method of dyeing creates rich and complex colours which glow as the contours of the pleats catch the light.