Painted Silk MERMAID TAILS Ladies Tank Top in Blue Purple Green Silver
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Painted Silk MERMAID TAILS ladies tank top is made by Lynne Kiel. This sporty silk and cotton design tank top combines luxury and feel of a painted silk front with the casual comfort of a cotton jersey back.
SIZE each piece is hand made individually size is by measurement
BUST armhole to armhole 20" / 51 cm
Hip laying flat edge to edge 20"/ 51 cm
Front Length shoulder to hem 26.5 "/ 67 cm
Back length shoulder to hem 26.5 " / 67 cm
DESIGNED AND HANDMADE by Lynne Kiel
CARE This silk and cotton tank top is preshrunk and completely colorfast and washable
HAND WASH in cold water, remove the excess moisture with a towel, hand shape then hang on a padded hanger to create air in between front and back for even drying. Option to iron with a low setting to press back out
DELIVERY Complimentary ground shipping in Canada and USA , all parcels are tracked and insured
GIFTING your purchase is packaged in a white gift box with decorative tissue. Care instructions are included.
CUSTOM SIZES Each design silk top is handmade individually and each one is unique. Send me your specific measurements for a perfect fit. I am happy to create a one of a kind top just for you
THE STORY BEHIND
In ancientAssyria, the goddessAtargatistransformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. 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 silk top is individually hand made. The silk begins in natural white and the art design is drawn by hand with a gutta resist
WITH FRENCH SILK DYES and paint brushes the color is added and blended creating one of a kind combinations
WHEN DRY the painted silk is steam set to fix the color. once steaming is complete the painted silk is 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 accurate coloring of the silk and artwork in all my photos
THE FINISHED painted silk tank top is preshrunk and colorfast. Each top is individually hand cut and handmade which may result in slight variations in detail.
TAKE A LOOK at my Instagram for a look at what daily life of an artist is like and for designs in progress