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Gunni Eucalyptus Silk Scarf – RY88


Gunni Eucalyptus stems on crepe de chine (Red & White)

Eco Printing Process

13″W x 68″L

About Eco or Botanical Printing

Eco, or botanical, printing is a contemporary revival (thanks to lndia Flint) of the ancient art of transferring color from natural plant material on to fabric or paper with the upmost reverence for grand mother earth. Beautiful contact plant portraits are captured by bundling vegetation and fabric, either by rolling around a pipe or stick or stacking them in layers and binding tightly.  The bundle is, then steamed or immersed in simmering natural dye coaxing the pigment out of the leaves and onto the cloth. Results depend on many various elements: type of fabric, water source, plant species, seasons climate and type of vessel used to name just a few. Thus, each piece is unique and always a surprise.  There are many steps involved in the process: scouring, mordanting, pre-dyeing, printing with plant material (perhaps several times), post dyeing, rinsing and ironing.

Care: silk and wool are protein fibers just like your hair. Hand wash gently with a ph neutral soap and iron lightly on the silk setting.


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