Painted Silk MERMAID TAILS Tank Top in Blues Purple Green Silver
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Painted Silk MERMAID TAILS tank top is made by Lynne Kiel. This sporty version combines the luxurious feel and beauty of a pure silk front with an easy wear 100 % cotton jersey back
DESIGNED AND HANDMADE by Lynne Kiel
SIZE each item is handmade individually , size is by measurement
BUST armhole to armhole 20"/51 cm HIP lay flat edge to edge 20"/51 cm
FRONT length shoulder to hem 27"/ 69 cm BACK length shoulder to hem 27"/ 69 cm
CARE This silk and cotton top is preshrunk and completely colorfast and washable
HAND WASH in cold water, remove the excess moisture with a towel. Hand shape gently then hand on a padded hanger to create an air space in between front and back for even drying .Option to iron with a low setting to press back out.Dry cleaning is also an option
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 top is handmade individually and each one is unique. Please send me your specific measurements for a perfect fit. I am happy to create a one of a kind piece of art to wear.
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 item is individually hand made. The silk begins in natural white and the artistic design is drawn by hand with a gutta resist
WITH SILK DYES and paint brushes the color is added creating brilliant results.
WHEN DRY the silk is steam set to fix the color. once steaming is complete the 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 had cut and handmade and there may be 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