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A handpainted and hand dyed blue butterfly top in textured Jacquard silk! Moonbeams and tail-ends of shooting stars give this long sleeved tunic a bohemian and whimsical appearance! "Midnight Moonbeams".

To create the multi colored swirls and comets was considerably more complicated than the normal white designs. The silk had to be hand dyed first in a tricolor of turquoise, green and yellow, then only after drying could the patterns be brushed onto the silk with wax using first a wide brush, then a traditional Tjanting or Canting (a tiny copper spout on a little wooden handle) to create the finer circular shapes. It is then painted over by hand with a midnight blue background before being boiled and dried again.

Once the fabric is completed, it is then cut and sewn into this cute little tunic top with ruffly, butterfly wing sleeves! Totally eye-catching and breath-taking!!!

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 a thick, durable and luxurious Jacquard Silk for this piece. Note the underlying textured weave of this silk, lending this kaftan top piece a slightly more complicated appearance with an extra dimension of elegance!



In order to ensure a proper fit, please compare size given here to a garment you already own and can wear well. Don`t forget to give yourself a little breathing room or some space for a little dessert! :D

Maximum Size (APPROXIMATE):
Shoulders - Free size
Bust - 100cm / 39.5"
Waist - 97cm / 38"
Hips - 120cm / 47"

This butterfly top is nice and loose fitting but can be tightened as much as you like by pulling on the cords (cords?? Tightening string thingies! You can see them in the fourth picture! :D) which can then be tied inside the top or left undone.

Note: Model pictured is approximately 5`5" and 160lbs.

To custom order other sizes, colors or hand painted designs in this butterfly pattern, CONVO ME! :D

Custom orders may take up to 2 - 3 weeks to be completed from time of order as a great amount of work goes into each of these OOAK tunics, starting from hand painting the fabric, to measuring it out, cutting it up then sewing it to perfection!

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.

I am always happy to make custom pieces, just contact me and let me know how we can satisfy your hand painted silk emergency :D Prices will vary depending on type of silk used, intricacy of design, number of colors desired and the color of the dyes used.

Blue Silk Dress, Hand Painted Long Sleeve Tunic Top. Oriental Asian Style Dress - Silk Blouse - Silk Top - One Size Fits Most - Free Size


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