akaisilks

A'Kai Silks belly dance silk veils flow poi

Hawaii, United States · 2815 Sales

akaisilks

A'Kai Silks belly dance silk veils flow poi

Hawaii, United States 2815 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(733)
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Jesennia

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Announcement   Belly dance silk veils, silk devore scarf, fan veils, spinning flags, veil poi, handpainted silk, festival gear and beach theme wearable art.

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 16 years. Feel free to email me requesting to see more of the signature ombre color designs. If you don't see a particular A'Kai Silks color available, please ask and I may be able to dye it for you.

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~~~

See more photo samples on www.facebook.com/akaisilkshawaii , add your photos and comments .

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 Sep 19, 2016

Belly dance silk veils, silk devore scarf, fan veils, spinning flags, veil poi, handpainted silk, festival gear and beach theme wearable art.

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 16 years. Feel free to email me requesting to see more of the signature ombre color designs. If you don't see a particular A'Kai Silks color available, please ask and I may be able to dye it for you.

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~~~

See more photo samples on www.facebook.com/akaisilkshawaii , add your photos and comments .

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
(733)
Beverly Meyer

Beverly Meyer on Apr 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty colors and didn't take long to receive. Thanks, can't wait to use it.

Ruth Marks

Ruth Marks on Mar 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect in every way! Beautiful!

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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

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

Shop policies

Last updated on August 2, 2016
Aloha from Jesennia at A'Kai Silks. This is an artist owned business. I have been dyeing silks for over 16 years and I do everything from ordering supplies, hand dyeing the silk, answering emails, taking photos, etc. My silks are not mass produced and are created with a variety of techniques that are self taught. The A'Kai Silks signature color designs formed the basis of unique colorways that are intended to complement many types of bellydance costumes and the popular colors of costumes that are sold on the market.

As a dancer myself, I understand the value of having an item that is unique. Every veil that I have ever dyed or painted has been an artistic expression, many dancers will testify that a part of my "soul" is in every silk :) This has been my passion for many years.

Over the years I have had my photos stolen and used by overseas manufacturers who then sell replicates at a lower price. I am not able to compete with factory prices, however if you compared my silk and their product in person, you would see the difference in the colors and the "fingerprint" that is in each piece. Having made ombres popular from the year 2000 on, the veils are not dyed in simple straight rings or bands. Some are seamless blends or transitions, others unite contrasting colors with jagged lines. I can document when every new color design was first made and there is usually a short story behind its creation. Most of the one of a kind pieces are exactly that and although I have over 100 recipes memorized in my head, the one of a kind pieces cannot be duplicated even by myself. They are probably my most favorite pieces to dye and paint as I let the inspiration and colors flow.

Please keep in mind I am not a corporation with the benefits of paid help.
You likely found me because you enjoy the value and intricacy of hand made work which is what etsy was founded upon. Thank you for your interest.

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Paypal, credit cards through direct checkout , etsy gift cards, payanywhere, personal check or money order. Items are held until check clears bank. Bank wire transfers/western union can be used as well but western union will charge you a fee and processing of the order takes longer.

Please convo me within three days if you plan to send a check or money order, so I can watch for it in the mail.

Items do not ship until payment clears.
Shipping
Please take a moment to review the store policies. I am always open to feedback and improvement. I understand it's a lot of information to read but most of your questions will be answered here. I ship WORLDWIDE.

**At this time I do not offer overnight, express or rushed orders of any kind. I am back in business and will be increasing the variety of colors and types of items offered, however please shop from what is in stock or elect to choose a made to order item. I apologize, I cannot do rushed orders at this time. Please order well in advance of your needs.

Items are packaged and shipped a few times a week. Please take this into consideration when ordering. Also, I live in Hawaii which may mean you receive an item a day or two later due to the time zone difference.

IT IS BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY to provide a correct address. Please make sure your paypal or money order/check has the correct address or else your item may be lost in the mail. In my 15+ years of operating this business I have never cheated anyone. Please double check your address.

SHIPPING PRICES increased in January 2016. Because of the value placed on the silk veils, priority shipping with tracking is required for domestic orders. This is to protect both of us.

International orders, please contact me first. If we have a proven track record that shipping to your international location has been successful with no lost packages, then small orders can be sent using first class mail, however you must agree that if a package is lost, I am not responsible for replacing the value of the order. I do understand that priority mail is more expensive, but the tracking and insurance allows us to be reimbursed if the post office loses the package. Hand dyed silk veils are a luxury commodity and so I must politely insist that they are shipped with tracking and insurance.

If it is a large order, global priority mail is REQUIRED WITH INSURANCE. Buyer is responsible for any custom charges if sent overseas . It is more expensive but we can trace the priority mail package.

Items do get lost in the mail and/or are returned to me on occasion. I ask for the benefit of the doubt in correcting this.

Express shipping is NOT available at this time (unless we have made a prior arrangement before purchase) , nor are expedited shipping methods. Express shipping is very expensive to you and on more than one occasion customers have not paid for the extra cost of express, leaving me to cover the cost. I no longer offer express shipping. PLEASE ORDER WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR NEEDS.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you receive an item that is damaged or defective, or has a problem that was not disclosed in the listing, please return in original packaging (postmarked within three days) and a refund or alternate item will be sent. I try my best to disclose if there are any color oops or errors but please let me know if something was overlooked and I'm happy to fix it asap. Also please understand that items are hand dyed. What may appear to my eyes as a normal part of the dyeing process, you see as an error. Please, I encourage you to communicate with me so that I can best understand.

Failure to reply with a problem within three days results in you keeping the item. I'm sorry to have to enforce this issue but please do not wait two weeks and expect to return an item.

It is the buyer's responsibility to read each listing and ask questions before purchasing.

Items are hand dyed and have variations. I use a photo color catalog of photos that have been collected for over a decade. The one of a kind works will display an actual photo of the item/s. I do not attempt to misrepresent any items. Please read each listing and ask questions before purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders not available at this time. Wholesale is not available at this time.

Prices may vary due to dye errors at the artist's discretion.