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Painted Silk MERMAID TAILS Ladies Tank Top in Blue Purple Green Silver

Regular price $98.00
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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 ancient Assyria, the goddess Atargatis transformed 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

HOW TO PAINT SILK YouTube channel Lynne Kiel

 


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