More designer silk scarves - by popular demand! Friends and clients have been asking me for a choice of colours of the luxurious silk scarves that I have been designing and having printed by the best artisans in Australia.
The scarves are perfect for those who appreciate top quality, who want to be a little different to everyone else or who are looking for luxurious, small gifts for special friends.
For twenty or more years I have hand painted silk scarves, their pure hues reminding me of the brilliance of coloured glass, suspended in time.
It is the color in art that most interests me. By developing designs that can be carefully reproduced on pure silk I am able to offer quality controlled art pieces to a wider, online audience, in addition to occasional 'one-off' hand-painted wraps or silk lengths.
Designs were developed from photographs and drawings of flowers as well as from abstract paintings. Starting as a collage of images and textures, each scarf became an oil painting, which was then scanned and printed on pure silk.
Sections of flower designs - more below
Below are photos, true to scale of each scarf in this tropical
flowers series of designer silk scarves. They are approximately 160 cm long and 26 cm wide -
perfect for a variety of fashion statements - and excellent value ($135 each, incl postage in Australia).
It's a pity that I can't pop a little sample of this gorgeous silk through your computer screen so that you can feel its luxurious 'handle'. However, you may click on images below each long scarf to see details.
I have included a 'detail' of a section of each scarf, so if you click on that you will see an enlargement and be able to appreciate the drawing, painting, textural and colour qualities of each.
These designer silk scarves, featured above, are all printed on high quality habotai or crepe de chine pure silk, which is soft and springy to handle, with an understated lustre. They measure approximately 25cm x 150cm, so are a generous length and width.
NB: Have you ever seen the term 'art silk' used? 'Art', used to describe silk is short for 'artificial' so is very likely made from synthetic fibres. It may be processed in a manner to give it a shiny, 'silky' finish - but don't be fooled, it's not 'the real deal'!
I user only pure silk (made by silk caterpillars, which then become moths).
If you are a member of this website (automatic when you sign up to receive the bi-monthly newsletter) the cost of your silk scarf will include express postage within Australia. Members, please contact me via the form below to arrange this.
I will deduct $10 from the cost of postage to other countries. Please contact me via the form below to arrange.
JUST IN : Smaller silk scarves - 15cm x 90cm in the Tropical Flowers designs, above, using the same high quality habotai silk. Only $46.
If your total order exceeds $120 it will be sent to you within Australia without any postal charges. A subsidy of $10 towards postage applies if you would like purchases sent to another country - ask me for a quote.
This range of scarves are available exclusively from this website or from Jungle Road in Port Douglas - Shop 5/51 Macrossan Street. Jungle Road has been providing discerning clients with natural fibre clothing for many years; if you are a repeat visitor to the town you will most likely have Janette's shop down on your 'must see' list.
NEW - even newer! - is this Spirit of Oz website that extends the range and sizes of pure silk scarves made in Australia - by Jill, with help from brilliant technicians. Enjoy!
Your comments and suggestions about this new format will be welcomed.