Announcement One-of-a-kind wearable art, hand painted silk scarves and ties, bags and accessories by Arati Devasher, made in London, UK ... visit aratidevasher.co.uk for new collections.
One-of-a-kind wearable art, hand painted silk scarves and ties, bags and accessories by Arati Devasher, made in London, UK ... visit aratidevasher.co.uk for new collections.
Jinny Ngui on Mar 1, 2016
What a lovely shop! Difficult to choose just one scarf. Beautifully gift wrapped too.
silverbird64 on Jan 13, 2016
Gorgeous. Even better than it looks in the picture. My husband loved it!
Kim on Jan 8, 2016
A wonderful piece to brighten up my kitchen. Colours and recipes as requested, well packaged...very happy with this purchase!
Hand painted silk accessories– unique pieces that no-one else will have: aratidevasher.co.uk
I've been drawing and painting all my life, but other than my career as a book designer, I never put it out in public. In 2012, I was diagnosed with a chronic aliment – the shock woke me up and taught me to live life every day and not waste a single moment... soon after that, I learnt to paint silk and fell in love with the way the dye moved on the fabric.... I haven't stopped since! Now I make wearable art scarves and ties, and am looking forward to expanding to clothing and other accessories too.
My work is made to be enjoyed every day. I would love for you to wear my scarves and ties often just like I do, whatever the weather. Enjoy them, use them, don’t just keep them in a box to be brought out only on special occasions.
100% HAND MADE
Every piece in my shop is hand painted by me at my studio in London, UK.
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I'm working on new collections of scarves and also some secret projects soon to be revealed!
Thank you for your interest in my work!
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I make one-of-a-kind wearable art: hand painted silk scarves and ties in Finchley, London. Follow instagram @adevasher to see my creative process
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Frequently asked questions
Who makes Arati Devasher silk accessories?
Each scarf, tie, or accessory is individually made and designed by designer-maker Arati Devasher, at her London, UK studio. She paints and dyes silk by hand, creating luxurious scarves, ties, bags and necklaces. Vibrant colour is key to her work, a legacy of her Indian heritage and upbringing. Intricate florals and sharp geometric motifs are the main focus of her designs. Fish and birds make occasional appearances, always in repetition, thereby creating their own patterns.
What is painted silk?
Painted means exactly that... it's painted by hand and not printed. Each piece is individually designed and begins its life as pure white silk. Arati brushes on hot wax and dyes in multiple layers on painted silk pieces. Her hand-dyed collections are made by brushing dye on to the precisely folded and clamped pieces of silk that create the geometric patterns of traditional Japanese shibori.
There are no printing techniques or stencils used in the design of these accessories: only a logo is neatly screen-printed in a corner when the piece is completed.
The fabric is 100% silk.
Why silk and not any other fabric?
Silk is a luxurious, versatile and natural material. It is warm in the winter and a cool wicking surface in the summer. It holds up well to regular use; wear silks in winter to keep you toasty warm, and in summer to wick sweat and keep you cool.
The item I want is sold out. Can you make another?
Yes, Arati can make you a similar piece, just send a conversation to her on Etsy or an email to email@example.com
Custom and personalised orders
Please send an Etsy conversation or email Arati at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss bringing your vision to life. The hand painted silk scarf you order will be ready to ship within 2–4 weeks.
Silk scarves, ties and jewellery always make sophisticated and luxurious gifts for men and women of all ages, and for any occasion from birthdays and anniversaries to graduations, proms and festive holidays. Each scarf, tie and necklace is a unique piece of wearable art – it makes your gift much more special and precious than those bought from a big shop. In addition, there are many ways to use scarves, not just for its original purpose, but as a multi-faceted accessory... a belt, hair-tie or bandeau-blouse, even a sling bag.
How long does shipping take?
All orders will be shipped within 1-3 business days of payment being received, posted via Royal Mail tracked and signed, unless you have selected special or expedited delivery where available.
If you place an order around busier holidays such as Christmas, please remember that shipping around any holiday can be very unpredictable and timely orders or Priority Upgrades are recommended to ensure faster delivery times!
International (non UK) orders can sometimes take up to 3 weeks to arrive. International buyers are responsible for any and all Customs Charges, Taxes & Additional Postal Fees.
Silk is amazingly resilient and requires little care.
– Wash scarves or ties gently in cool water with a mild soap – do not scrub; then roll in a towel to blot. Iron on a low heat while still damp.
– Necklaces, bags and other accessories need not be washed unless soiled... just dab at the stain with a little water and then air dry.
– The silks are colour fast. However, do not leave the items for prolonged periods of time in direct sunlight: the colours may fade as they do with any type of fabric. Normal use will not cause any fading.
– Never spray perfume or deodorant directly on the silks and do not use bleach, stain removers, dry-cleaning products or alcohol-based cleaners on the silk, as this may have unpredictable results.
Contact Arati Devasher to arrange a return. Purchased items can be returned as long as they are unused and in their original packaging for any reason within 30 days of purchase. Made-to-order items are only returnable if there is no personalised text – dates or names – or imagery in the custom design. You will be required to cover the cost of shipping for returns.
Loss through the post (UK Royal Mail) or courier is not covered under my refund policy. If you would like tracked delivery or insurance, please specify at time of purchase. Please allow 14 working days if you are based in the UK or 25 working days if you are outside the UK. If after this time your item still has not arrived then please contact Arati Devasher to investigate.