You are the embodiment of alignment ~ that it is not about doing something in orderly but more about being your true self.
Fabric: Habutai silk
Dye Plant: Teak leaves, guava leaves, achiote leaves, jackfruit bark
65 x 65 cm / 26 x 26 inch
BEHIND YOUR POETRY CLOTH
Duration of Making-Process: 12 days
Techniques: Bundle Dye (Ecoprint) and Immersion Dye
Bundle dye or ecoprint is a method of creating with botanical matters like leaves, flowers, seed pods and barks to print themselves on fabric (or paper) using their own dyes, pigments and tannin. Each shape of plant is unique and non-identical even with the same plant that come from the same tree, whilst the color of the plant is often different to the color it releases or prints. The magic of nature plays the most vital role in the process, which makes the result of each creation a one-of-a-kind beauty and cannot be replicated.
Hand wash in cool water with pH neutral soap (i.e. soapnut, castille, or mild baby shampoo). Dissolve or dilute the soap in the water before washing. You may see some release of color in the water at your first wash but it is normal. We recommend smoothing out wrinkles by hand. Hang it and air dry in the shade. Iron on low temperature. Store it away from direct heat and light.
Natural/botanical dyes are not synthetic dyes and it may slightly change color or fade over time. (Honestly synthetic dyes are also fading, only that it takes longer period of time.) When properly maintained and taken care of as the aforementioned instructions, our naturally-dyed goods will last a long time.
We do our best to photograph our works and all of the photographs are taken in natural light. However, natural colors often cover more tones with more subtle shades, and please keep in mind that the colors may appear differently according to your computer screen, so slight variations in tones are to be expected.