Painted Silk AUTUMN LEAVES Kimono Black with Red Orange Fall colors
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Painted silk AUTUMN LEAVES kimono top is made by Lynne Kiel. The artistic design on the front panel and sleeves are individually hand painted on crepe de chine pure silk. The back is a solid black crepe de chine silk
DESIGNED & HANDMADE by Lynne Kiel
CARE the hand painted silk is completely colorfast. Hand wash or Dry clean
SIZE Medium/ Large Loose fitting long kimono
Finished Length 31 inches / 79 cm
Back Width 25 inches /54 cm
Total width 48 inches / 122 cm open front
Sleeve length neck edge to sleeve end 26 inches /66 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
The CanadianMaple LeafFlag. On February 15th, 1965, the modern Canadian flag, bearing its hallmarkmaple leaf, was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. Today, themaple leafis a recognized symbol of Canada; it has also come tosymbolizeunity, tolerance, and peace
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.
TAKE A LOOK at my Instagram for a peak into what it is like to be an artist and my latest ideas.