Announcement One-of-a-kind luxury 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 luxury 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.
Derek on Sep 4, 2016
a beautiful scarf exuding great richness of colour and pattern, the design and colours compliment each other really well to create a sumptuous scarf.
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!
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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Find AratiDevasher at the following upcoming markets!
Ravenstone Christmas Shopping Night
Ravenstone Primary School,
Christmas shopping night in Balham, London – gifts, food and more!
Breast Cancer Haven Festive Fair in Dalston
MC Motors, 28 Millers Avenue
London, Greater London
Support Beast Cancer Haven this November at their Festive Fair. At this fantastic venue you will be able to pick up wonderful gifts, food and much more from stall holders showcasing the very best of London. From Artwork to Cheeses, Candles to Cushions this festive fair will have it all. The fair is FREE to attend on both days and features something for the whole family. This years festive fair is also in association with North London Action for the Homeless.
London Crafters' Advent Fayre
St. Stephen's Church, Westbourne Park Rd
London, Greater London
If you live in West London, you know there aren't many craft fairs in our area. So come and enjoy a relaxed day of meeting talented designers and buying unique gifts for your favourite people, whilst sipping mulled wine (and something less potent for the kids). There are gifts for every price range. We will also have a bake sale to raise money for Macmillan and Marie Curie.
Etsy Made Local London - Crouch End
Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, Hornsey Town Hall
London, Greater London
Etsy Made Local is the nationwide Christmas market event that teams all over the country will be hosting the first weekend of December. This year, the London Local Christmas market will be in Crouch End in the Hornsey Town Hall where we held our Spring market in May.
Hampstead Craft Fair
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Rosslyn Hill
London, Greater London
Paintings, Pottery, Prints Jewellery, Knitting & Textiles Collectables, Fashion, Gifts etc. Join the Artists & Craft Makers Free Entry
City Showcase: Sutton House Christmas 2016
Sutton House, 4 Homerton High St.
London, Greater London
Sutton House is hosting Sutton House Christmas, a special seasonal event featuring a Christmas market that will run each weekend from Saturday 26th November to Sunday 18th December at the National Trust property in London. The Tudor manor house in Homerton High Street, Hackney will host a Christmas fair, open Saturday and Sunday each weekend, themed around pantomimes. The unique concept has been created to tie in with Sutton House’s book-themed events in 2016. Offering a vibrant alternative to the more traditional ‘German style’ Christmas market with a handpicked selection of artisans, artists, fashion and jewellery designers, ceramicists, and card makers, Sutton House aims to attract a mix of boutique shoppers and families looking for a fun day out. The magnificent Tudor house provides the perfect setting for the pantomime themed Christmas event combined with the opportunity to find original and quality Christmas gifts.
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Returns & exchanges
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- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Custom and personalised orders
Please send an Etsy conversation or email Arati at email@example.com 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.