Inspired by the clouds and adapted the cloud shibori (resist dyeing) technique, our CLOUD Cerise cotton gauze scarf was dyed with the magic medicinal plants areca catechu, sappanwood, coconut husks and symplocos leaves.
The fabric texture is wonderful. Airy to wear on a hot day, yet also warm enough for cooler season. The surface design is a combination of wide open sky with clouds effect on both ends ~ represents freedom of expression as you wear it.
No dangerous chemicals were involved in our natural dyeing process.
Fabric: Cotton Gauze
Dye Plant: Areca catechu, Coconut husks, Caesalpinia sappan wood, Symplocos leaves
Novieta Tourisia: Artist, Natural Dyer
Length: 178 cm / 70 inch
Width: 35 cm / 14 inch
There may be surface pattern design variations on the scarf that you purchase, as each of our product is individually dyed ~ bringing the spirit of "wabi-sabi" (the acceptance of transience and imperfection).
EMBRACE THE SLOW PROCESS
Duration of Making-Process: 14 days
Technique: Immersion Dye
Immersion dye is a method of coloring fibers by immersing/soaking/dipping the whole or a part of the fibers into a dye bath for certain amount of time. We use tannin-rich plants to make the colors long-lasting while being mindful that color of the plant is often different to the color it releases as dye. 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. 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.