akaisilks

Handpainted silk scarves bellydance veils from Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii · 2980 Sales

akaisilks

Handpainted silk scarves bellydance veils from Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2980 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(788)

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Jesennia

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Announcement   Handpainted silk scarves, bellydance silk veils, silk wedding and corporate gift sets, scarf dresses, color and custom coordinated ruana and sarong/scarf sets, craft DIY fabric, silk for fan veils , flow dance props . Silks include charmeuse, devore, crepe de chine, habotai, chiffon, velvet burnout and silk blends . Based in Hawaii and caters to an island lifestyle .

ALL SILK ITEMS ARE hand dyed by myself, these are not mass produced veils from overseas factories. I have been dyeing silk veils for over 17 years.

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FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/akaisilkshawaii
PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/akaisilks/

Silk items are designed by Jesennia and created in the beautiful islands of Hawaii, A'Kai Silks has been a quality brand name in silk veils since 2000. Enjoy a magical piece of aloha from paradise~~~


Nani Keia `Aina
This Is The Beauty Of The Land

A'Kai Silks maintains a business and artist policy that all items are hand-created. Duplicates are impossible. All images and written works are the sole property of A'Kai Silks.

***It is the buyer's responsibility to read the descriptions and ask questions before purchase. Please use the photos and catalog as a guide only. These are hand dyed items and each one has subtle differences. Most veils are photographed "in motion" to demonstrate how their colors will appear while a dancer is dancing with the veils. The veils are intended for movement, and the color arrangement created on each one is purposely designed to create a flowing aura effect.***

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Last updated on Feb 6, 2017

Handpainted silk scarves, bellydance silk veils, silk wedding and corporate gift sets, scarf dresses, color and custom coordinated ruana and sarong/scarf sets, craft DIY fabric, silk for fan veils , flow dance props . Silks include charmeuse, devore, crepe de chine, habotai, chiffon, velvet burnout and silk blends . Based in Hawaii and caters to an island lifestyle .

ALL SILK ITEMS ARE hand dyed by myself, these are not mass produced veils from overseas factories. I have been dyeing silk veils for over 17 years.

**Follow social media for promo deals and hashtag incentives **
INSTAGRAM : akaisilkshi
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/akaisilkshawaii
PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/akaisilks/

Silk items are designed by Jesennia and created in the beautiful islands of Hawaii, A'Kai Silks has been a quality brand name in silk veils since 2000. Enjoy a magical piece of aloha from paradise~~~


Nani Keia `Aina
This Is The Beauty Of The Land

A'Kai Silks maintains a business and artist policy that all items are hand-created. Duplicates are impossible. All images and written works are the sole property of A'Kai Silks.

***It is the buyer's responsibility to read the descriptions and ask questions before purchase. Please use the photos and catalog as a guide only. These are hand dyed items and each one has subtle differences. Most veils are photographed "in motion" to demonstrate how their colors will appear while a dancer is dancing with the veils. The veils are intended for movement, and the color arrangement created on each one is purposely designed to create a flowing aura effect.***

Jesennia

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Jesennia

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5 out of 5 stars
(788)
Shelley Walker

Shelley Walker on Mar 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Simply beautiful. Gave to my sis for her birthday. She loves it! :)

Priya Patel

Priya Patel on Mar 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this veil on Sunday night and had it at my door on Friday. Amazingly fast shipping! She is an amazing artist and I cherish every veil I have from her! So excited to use this beauty outside of my living room!

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About

This is the beauty of the land

Jesennia of A'Kai Silks has been creating silk veils for dancers since 1998. She is self taught and created a technique for dyeing ombre colored silk that was especially attractive to dancers and anyone in moving art. Although she enjoys the dyeing process, she also believes that the photos used to feature the silks are every bit as important as the silk itself. Jesennia strives for a photographic approach that is casual using natural sunlight and beautiful outdoor locations (mostly in Hawaii and Arizona). Ombre dyeing is definitely an art form but is considered "easy" and many of the photos of ombre veils have built the colorways and catalog that is still in use this many years later.

A few years ago Jesennia also started experimenting by painting on various types of silk. Her father had taught her oil painting when she was a teenager so the eye for color carried over into painting silks. The painted silk are offered as veils for dancers, and also certain wearable art pieces such as scarves, dresses and ruanas. The paintings are multi-process works and are truly one of a kind. No other artist can duplicate the work. Jesennia is still experimenting with various ways on how to photograph the paintings, since allowing them to flutter in a breeze does not always pick up their intricate subleties.


Jesennia established A'Kai Silks as a brand name to dancers and is now expanding into resort wear, gypsy style clothing, festival wear, and additional art pieces.

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  • Jesennia of A'Kai Silks

    Owner, Designer

    A'Kai Silks is a hawaiian term and means 'by the ocean' ..Jesennia of A'Kai Silks hand dyes and paints silk scarves, bellydance veils, skirts, dresses, scarves, poi silks, and gift sets in Hawaii. A touch of aloha~~~

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Last updated on Jan 31, 2017
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Custom and personalized orders

Yes, on select items. Please message me first.

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Care instructions

Hand wash in cool water or dry clean. An iron will remove wrinkles.

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Available for wholesale orders.

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