PAINTBOX TULIPS scarf is made by Lynne Kiel using french dyes and paintbrushes. Luminous pastel shades glisten on this pure silk pongee long scarf with hand rolled edges. This essential accessory compliments any outfit. Gift someone you know with some handmade love
DESIGNED AND HANDMADE by Lynne Kiel. Preserve the beauty of your silk scarf by storing it flat and untied. This hand painted silk scarf is preshrunk, completely colorfast and washable.
HAND WASH in cold water , hang to dry after removing excess moisture with a towel. It can be ironed on low heat to press back out. Dry cleaning is also an option
DELIVERY Complimentary ground shipping , all parcels are tracked and insured
GIFTING Your purchase is packaged in a white gift box with decorative tissue. The artists information and care instructions are included.
THE STORY BEHIND
In 1945, theDutch royal familysent 100,000tulipbulbs toOttawain gratitude for Canadians having sheltered the futureQueen Julianaand her family for the preceding three years during theNazi occupation of the Netherlandsin theSecond World War. The most noteworthy event during their time in Canada was the birth in 1943 ofPrincess Margrietat theOttawa Civic Hospital. The maternity ward was temporarily declared to be extraterritorial by the Canadian government, thereby allowing Princess Margriet's citizenship to be solely influenced by her mother's Dutch citizenship.In 1946, Juliana sent another 20,500 bulbs requesting that a display be created for the hospital, and promised to send 10,000 more bulbs each year.
THE ARTISTIC PROCESS
Each item is individually hand made. The scarf begins in natural white silk with the artistic design drawn by hand with a gutta resist.
WITH FRENCH SILK DYES the color is applied by hand with paint brushes creating brilliant results.
WHEN DRY the silk scarf is steam set to permanently set the color. Once steaming is complete each scarf is individually hand washed and ironed.
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 my photos,
THE FINISHED hand painted silk scarf is preshrunk and completely colorfast. Each scarf is hand cut and edges are hand rolled which may result in slight variations in the finished size.
SCARF SIZE approximately 9.5 " wide 70 " long 23 cm wide 177 cm long
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