"Violet Layer Cake" - While watching my sister bake round Swiss rolls, I got in huge trouble for shaping them into squares after they came out of the oven (yes, for fun, and it was fun.)! Hence, the Layer Cake scarf was born and this one is very violet!
Made with traditional Batik techniques as done in Borneo. The border design is etched onto Jacquard silk with hot wax in a Tjanting or Canting. The design is carefully hand painted over in shades of purple. Only the finest quality German dyes are used to create these pieces of Batik Wearable Art!
After drying, all my batiks are set with textile fixer, then double boiled and ironed to ensure color steadfastness and long-term durability.
Each piece takes anywhere from 6 hours to 3 days of work. Whew!!! x_X
To give your Silk Batik a long and happy life, please look after it carefully with these tips and hints and a bit of common sense:
- Do not machine wash or tumble dry.
- Use cold water rather than warm or hot.
- Silk is a natural fibre like hair, as such you may find that a little shampoo will be gentler and give your batik a lustrous, shiny glow as opposed to using harsh detergents.
- NEVER EVER BLEACH!!!! Good gracious!!! 0_o
I have used Jacquard Silk for this piece. Note the texture of the underlying weave which lends a further unique complexity to this piece.
My muffler scarfs measure approximately 72" x 11" (183 x 28 cm)
They can also be worn as headscarves or neckties.
Visit my gallery at http://borneobatikraft.com/ for some ideas as to how to wear your batik.
The luxury of colorful silk batik always makes for pleasantly surprising and very welcome gifts!
Contact me for gift wrapping and a hand written card or note included with your purchase at no additional costs.
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.