This elegant silk scarf is individually hand dyed and hand pleated using the Japanese Arashi Shibori technique.
This scarf has three layers of dyeing. It has been underdyed in a soft heather, then pleated and overdyed in soft violet. Next it was washed, ironed, rebound in the opposite direction and overdyed in a plum and maroon giving a subtle violet stripe hidden in the pleats. The overall effect is a heather plum colour, however, depending on how the scarf is worn, the pleats open or close up changing the colour effect especially in different light and making it a versatile accessory with interesting detail.
Arashi Shibori is the Japanese art of pleating and dyeing fabric on a pole.
The silk is first dyed in the base colours, ironed dry and then folded and bound around a pole or tube. The bound silk is pushed up the pole to create pleats and then overdyed with contrasting dye colours. The silk is steamed on the pole to set the dyes and the pleats and can take up to 2 days to dry. This multi-stage method of dyeing creates complex rich colours which glow as the pleats on the silk catch the light.
The pleats are semi-permanent which means the scarves will retain their pleats unless they are washed, therefore, please dry clean the scarves.
Due to the nature of the dyeing method, each piece is unique.
This beautiful scarf is finished with hand rolled hems.
Your scarf will be delivered beautifully packaged in a Skye Silks gift box.
Approximate scarf measurements:
150cm x 20cm pleated
Length : 150cm / 59″
Width: 20cm / 8″
(180cm x 40cm before pleating)
Dry Clean only. Please ask your dry cleaner to preserve the pleats when cleaning.
Coil scarf and keep in box to ensure pleats are not squashed.
Heather Violet Arashi Shibori Silk Scarf
The pleats are semi permanent. Dry clean in a net bag to retain the pleats.
Store coiled to preserve pleats, do not crush.