Painted Silk MERMAID TAILS Long Scarf Blue Purple Green Silver colors
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MERMAID TAILS painted silk long scarf is made by Lynne Kiel with hand rolled edges. This essential accessory compliments any outfit. It can be worn many ways, around your neck , at your waist or as a head scarf.
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
The first knownmermaidstories appeared in Assyria c. 1000 BC. The goddess Atargatis, mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis, loved a mortal and unintentionally killed him. Ashamed, she jumped into a lake and took the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty.
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
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