Painted silk HAND OF FATIMA kimono top is made by Lynne Kiel. The artistic design on the front ,back and sleeves are individually hand painted on crepe de chine pure silk. This is a One of Kind Kimono
DESIGNED & HANDMADE by Lynne Kiel
CARE the hand painted silk is completely colorfast. Hand wash or Dry clean
SIZE This loose fitting flowing painted silk kimono fits from size 8 to size 14
- Finished Length 29.5 inches / 75 cm
- Back Width 25 inches /54 cm
- Total width 47 inches / 119 cm open front
- Sleeve length neck edge to sleeve end 25 inches /64 cm
DELIVERY complimentary ground shipping in Canada and USA. All parcels are insured and tracked
GIFTING your purchase is packaged in a white gift box with decorative tissue . Care instructions included
THE STORY BEHIND
In Buddhist symbolism the lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals
The third eye refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness.
In New Age spirituality, the third eye often symbolizes a state of enlightenment
THE ARTISTIC PROCESS
Each painted silk design is individually hand drawn using a black gutta resist on natural white pure silk satin charmeuse.
WITH SILK DYES and paintbrushes the color is applied and blended creating one of a kind combinations
WHEN DRY the painted silk is steam set, permanently fixing the dye color , then the silk is hand washed and ironed
THE FINISHED hand painted silk is then ready to be made into a One Of A Kind piece of wearable art. Each piece is cut by hand then designed and sewn by Lynne Kiel.
THESE ART PIECES take time and each are unique in their own way. I have made my best effort to show proper coloring of the silk and artwork in all my photos.
CUSTOM ORDERS Variations on length , width, artistic design and color can be made by request. Share your ideas and let me make you something special.
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