Shibori Silk Scarf
Each of Louise Valentine and Brian Provencher's gorgeous silk scarves have been hand painted and pleated. A Japanese word meaning to wring or squeeze, shibori describes the process by which the designs are created when the fabric is pinched, folded, gathered, knotted, tied or pleated and bound tightly by using string, rope, clamps, needle and thread or other devices to section off parts of the fabric before it is immersed in the dye. These barriers resist the penetration of the dye achieving a layered effect of colour and texture.
10 inches wide, 6 feet long.
Dry clean with solvents only. Absolutely no steaming or pressing. Please discuss this with you dry cleaner. Your shibori piece has been hand pleated and set in a hot water bath, then dried on a form in order to create the final texture. It should never again be exposed to water. Please protect it from extreme and prolonged humidity.
Some relaxation will occur as a result of wearing, revealing more of the colour and pattern.
To store, roll loosely allowing the pleats to find their natural drape and place in a drawer or box-like container and avoid undo pressure from other garments.
Louise Valentine and Brian Provencher maintain a studio on the Sunshine Coast. Their work is colourful and vibrant and has been recognised and awarded in Canada and the United States.
Limited Quantity. Purchase requests are handled in the order they are received. Items are handmade and may differ slightly from the one pictured.
Circle Craft artisan co-op is proud to represent the finest in handmade BC craft from our home on Granville Island, Vancouver's best shopping destination for British Columbia art.