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Regular price $125.00
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  Painted silk MERMAID TAILS  top is individually hand made. The artwork is drawn by hand  on pure silk charmeuse with sheer royal blue silk side panels and a solid blue back creating a one of a kind silk poncho top
DESIGNED & HANDMADE by Lynne Kiel
CARE the hand painted silk is completely colorfast. Dry clean recommended. 
SIZE one size
Finished width  edge to edge 42.5 "/ 108  cm  (open sides poncho style) 
Finished length shoulder to hem 28 " /  71 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
Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drownings. In other folk traditions  they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans.
THE ARTISTIC PROCESS
each design is individually hand drawn using a black gutta resist on natural white pure silk charmeuse.
WITH SILK DYES and paintbrushes the color is applied and blended
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 and hand made, resulting is slight variations, 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 for variations on length , width, artistic design and color are available by request. Share your ideas and let me make you something special.
TAKE A LOOK at my Instagram for a peak into what it is like to be an artist and my latest ideas.
HOW TO PAINT SILK YouTube channel Lynne Kiel

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