Painted silk DRAGONFLIES kimono is made by Lynne Kiel. The artistic design on the front panels and cuffs are individually painted by hand on 19 mm pure silk crepe de chine. The kimono body is in a sheer royal blue silk crepe Georgette .
DESIGNED & HANDMADE by Lynne Kiel
CARE This painted silk Kimono is completely colorfast. Hand wash or Dryclean
SIZE & STYLE Loose fitting kimono with a wide painted silk collar, can be rolled over or left hanging flat with details framing the center front. The body is a sheer royal blue silk cut to fit loosely with a soft drape
- Front length Painted panel from neck edge 31 inches / 79 cm
- Back length of Sheer Kimono body 24 inches / 61 cm
- Back width of Sheer Kimono body 26 inches / 66 cm
- Front width including painted panel each side 18 inches/ 46 cm /total width 36"/92 cm
- Sleeve length from neck edge 23 inches/ 59 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 almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding the deeper meaning of life
THE ARTISTIC PROCESS
Each Kimono is individually hand drawn using a black gutta resist on natural white pure silk crepe de chine.
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 hand cut , 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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