Hand-Painted Silk by Gilat Ben-Dor

Scottsdale, Arizona | 20 Sales


Hand-Painted Silk by Gilat Ben-Dor

Scottsdale, Arizona 20 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement    Gilat Ben-Dor fuses the elegance of silk with a variety of themes inspired by travel, nature and good living. Through a 15-step creation process, she uses only non-toxic materials to create silk scarves, silk wall hangings, silk challah covers, silk chuppahs (wedding canopies) and more.


Last updated on Oct 20, 2015

Gilat Ben-Dor fuses the elegance of silk with a variety of themes inspired by travel, nature and good living. Through a 15-step creation process, she uses only non-toxic materials to create silk scarves, silk wall hangings, silk challah covers, silk chuppahs (wedding canopies) and more.


Luxury Hand-Painted Silk by Gilat Ben-Dor

When I was 13 years old, I spent a summer visiting my aunt abroad in Tel Aviv, where she showed me how to paint on silk using a special "silk resist" technique. I loved our projects and over the years, added many more experiences to my artist toolbox -- including living in Italy and Japan.

Meanwhile, I also delved into other pursuits, and became an author, speaker, sommelier, and overall entrepreneur. Several years ago, I rekindled my art through watercolor, and creating life milestone commemorative pieces -- and one of my clients asked if I could create a silk Chuppah (wedding canopy) for her daughter's wedding.

I created the silk canopy, and in the process, created a "practice" silk scarf....Well, the canopy but also the scarf were a big hit and I have been working full-throttle in silk ever since!

I use a 15-step process for each piece, which involves steps such as loom stretching, building a newsprint 2-ply "quilt" for each piece prior to steam setting it, and other components. Work intensive? Yes, but I consider this to be a labor of love. I am very passionate about what I do, and believe everyone should follow their passion.

I hope to get to know you and answer any questions you may have.

"Ars Lunga, Vita Brevis."
(Art lasts, life is short).

Enjoy life!


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  • Gilat Ben-Dor

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist

    My hand-painted silk pieces reflect my passions for beauty and rich experiences. I design each piece based on a vision or a memory from my travels. Nature, color, seasons and even food and wine play a prominent role in my inspirations.

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Last updated on August 1, 2017
Welcome, and thank you for your business! As an artist-run business, GilatSilkArt remains committed to being a true hand-made business, with one artist -- that's me, Gilat Ben-Dor, running the whole show, from creating original designs, to crafting them through a 15-step process, to hand-packing them with love and good energy. :) I sincerely hope that you love your silk piece, and please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or comments.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I take my customers’ satisfaction very seriously. I want you to love your GilatSilkArt piece!

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your silk piece, please notify me within 3 days of receiving your package (3 days from delivery date on record). You may send me a non-customized item back FOR EXCHANGE ONLY. I will need to receive your exchange item within 7 days of your report date, in its original condition and packaging. You may choose any item of the same price from the currently listed selection of items, which I will ship out in the standard timeframe, unless you choose to upgrade to priority shipping. Please indicate your desired new item at the time of your exchange request.

NOTE: Buyer pays all return shipping on exchanged merchandise. Exchange credit will be issued based on original item price, but not including original shipping fees. **PLEASE NOTE: There are NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES on custom or personalized pieces. This includes items with custom text and/or design requests specified by customer.**

GIFTS: Each order will include a packing slip inside the shipping envelope, but never inside the fabric gift-wrap pouch that holds each silk piece. If you wish your packing slip to omit any prices listed (as in gift situations) please send me a convo when placing your order so I can include the slip without prices stated.

For the privacy of the gift-givers (my customers), I will only work with the original buyer regarding any exchange requested.
Full payment is due at time of purchase. Please pay for your order within 3 days of the purchase. GilatSilkArt accepts the following payment options:

PAYPAL: You can use your credit or debit card on PayPal without creating an account.

CREDIT CARD: To use a major credit card, please use Etsy’s Direct Checkout method.

CHECK: Checks are accepted (made out to Gilat Ben-Dor Media LLC), but I can ship your order only after your check has cleared. Please send checks by mail to the following address:

Gilat Silk Art
c/o Gilat Ben-Dor Media LLC
20343 N. Hayden Rd., Suite 105-190
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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ARIZONA CUSTOMERS: 6.3% sales tax will be charged on all Arizona orders.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: I ship internationally, but please note that any import duties, taxes (including VAT tax), and customs fees are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.
Shipping price shown is for postage, packaging materials and delivery confirmation (tracking). You will be notified of your package tracking number as soon as possible after I receive the tracking number.

Every silk item is packaged with care, and comes enveloped in a complimentary fabric pouch, along with care instructions and a contact card from GilatSilkArt. Fabric pouch colors may vary.

Standard practice is for all GilatSilkArt orders to be shipped out within 3-5 days of order date, unless otherwise specified (including Vacation Notice in shop header). If you need an item sooner, please send me a convo note to let me know the details, so I can confirm that your timeframe will be possible. You will also need to purchase expedited shipping during checkout here:


To save you on shipping costs, all silk orders are shipped by USPS First Class Mail (domestic/USA) and USPS Airmail (international) whenever possible.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS, PLEASE NOTE: International orders may sometimes take extra time to arrive, which cannot be predicted or controlled. GilatSilkArt is not responsible for postal delays.

If you have shipping concerns, please send me a convo prior to placing your order so we can work together to tailor a suitable shipping option for you.

LOST ITEMS: Please note that items are not considered lost if they have been missing/undelivered for less than 30 days. GilatSilkArt is not responsible for packages shown as delivered (via delivery confirmation/tracking # records) but which are reported lost or missing by the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember that you are purchasing an original work of art in silk. Any piece that is made to order will be re-created according to the original design and colors chosen; however, each piece is made by hand – not a machine – so no two pieces will be exactly the same. This is considered a good thing, the mark of variance by the hand of the artist!

Silk painting and dying is a fluid art form, so you may see occasional dye drops, spots and irregularities, which are also considered a normal part of a hand-made silk creation.

SILK CARE: Silk is a durable, natural fabric but also requires quick but delicate care when cleaning: Gilat recommends washing your silk piece BY HAND in cool to lukewarm water & a little liquid soap, then rinsing, and air-drying FLAT (on a towel), away from direct sun or heat.

IRONING: Use the silk setting on your iron, iron inside-out and keep the iron moving every 3-4 seconds from each spot. **Please use your judgment when applying these care instructions. GilatSilkArt is NOT responsible for pieces damaged due to user care, ironing, or 3rd party cleaning (i.e., dry cleaning).

COPYRIGHT: One final point: All of the designs shown are my own original designs (© Gilat Ben-Dor, all rights reserved). You are buying the silk piece to enjoy or give as a gift, but the design concept is still owned solely by the artist. Any reproductions or derivative works are subject to the express written approval of Gilat Ben-Dor.

Thank you for supporting artists and their work!