This elegant silk scarf is individually hand dyed and hand pleated using the Japanese Arashi Shibori technique.
It has been underdyed in bright shades of blue, then pleated and overdyed in plum and burgundy giving colours that flow across the dips and ridges of the pleats. Depending on how the scarf is worn, the pleats open or close up changing the colour effect and making it a versatile accessory.
This beautiful scarf is finished with hand rolled hems.
Your scarf will be delivered beautifully packaged in a Skye Silks gift box.
Approximate scarf measurements:
150cm x 20cm pleated
Length : 150cm / 59″
Width: 20cm / 8″
(180cm x 40cm before pleating)
Dry Clean only
150 × 20 cm
Dry Clean only. Please ask your dry cleaner to preserve the pleats when cleaning.
Coil scarf and keep in box to ensure pleats are not squashed.
Arashi Shibori is the Japanese art of pleating and dyeing fabric on a pole.
The silk is first dyed in the base colours, ironed dry and then folded and bound around a pole or tube. The bound silk is pushed up the pole to create pleats and then overdyed with contrasting dye colours. The silk is steamed on the pole to set the dyes and the pleats and can take up to 2 days to dry. This multi-stage method of dyeing creates complex rich colours which glow as the pleats on the silk catch the light.
The pleats are semi-permanent which means the scarves will retain their pleats unless they are washed, therefore, please dry clean the scarves.
Due to the nature of the dyeing method, each piece is unique.
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Mainland UK, UK Highlands and Islands
UK Highlands and Islands
Rest of Europe
USA and Canada
Far East / Australia-NZ
Artist Return Policy :
This item can be returned.
Under the consumer contract regulations, you have the right to cancel your order up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods.
You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.
Skye Silks is a handweaving and dyeing studio specialising in silk, based on a windswept croft in Dunvegan on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Taking inspiration from the ever changing colours of the landscape, the misty skies, lochs and the sea, Jaine creates elegant contemporary designs from the finest silk yarns and fabrics.
In addition to the hand woven scarves, Jaine creates hand stitched hand dyed ties, hand dyed silk scarves and now has a new range of hand dyed, hand pleated Arashi Shibori silk scarves.
Jaine uses a variety of dye techniques to colour her textiles including painted warps, resist dyeing, vat dyeing and dip dyeing ensuring each piece is unique and has a distinctive Skye Silks design.
Jaine uses a traditional weaving loom which is not mechanised allowing her to have a close connection to the cloth as she weaves using over 30 years of experience and skill to enable her to produce a beautiful handwoven cloth.
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