SILK TWILL TITLE: “The Convent”
HANDMADE, 100% PURE SILK
DIMENSIONS: 90cmx90cm ( 35.5 inchesx35.5 inches).
PHOTOGRAPHY: November 2017, June 2018
DESTINATION: Australia, Victoria, Daylesford, The Convent.
STORY: The concept for this scarf was to bring together the unique features, shapes and colours of “The Convent” and seamlessly merge history with art.
The Convent was built on a hill to be close to Heaven and dates back to the 1860’s as a residence for the Gold Commissioner. Around 20 years later it was purchased by the Catholic Church to become “The Holy Cross Convent” for nuns and a boarding school for girls until closing in 1973. After falling into disrepair it was purchased in 1988 by local artist Tina Banitska. Tina’s devoted work and love of the property has maintained it as an historical icon and created an inspiring centre for the celebration of art and culture.
Touch the Silk…View the Art…Share The Story….“The artwork for our silk scarf collection is re-living our photography in a fresh way. Using a variety of techniques our challenge is to create a captivating image, often from nature’s details, that looks beautiful as a scarf.”
INCLUDED WITH YOUR SCARF: Designed Bluyonda box with magnetic lid/Tag with story about the image/Tag with history of Silk and Artist’s resume.
WHY CHINESE SILK ?
Silk production, known as Sericulture, is limited to ten nations with China the premier producer. There is no Sericulture in Australia.
First developed in ancient China silk remained an exclusive Chinese product for many millennia. Being an exquisite, precious fabric made it one of the most zealously guarded secrets in history.
The writings of Confucius recounts that in the 27th century BCE, whilst having tea under a mulberry tree, the 14year old Empress Lei Tzu discovered a silkworm’s cocoon when it fell into her cup. She then founded the art of Sericulture.
Reflecting ancient traditions this pure silk scarf is crafted in the renowned silk producing region south of the Yangtze River Delta – the eastern perimeter of the famous Silk Road.
FABRIC PURE SILK: The Queen of natural fabrics, luxurious, exquisite with rich vibrant colours and the heavenly feeling of softness and beauty against your skin! This Silk Twill Scarf (Tested by AWTA as 100% silk) combines the utilitarian strength of the twill weave with the natural durability of silk whilst maintaining a fine slippery, smooth texture. It has a wonderful drape, great lustre and gives a rich sheen to enrich vibrant colours. It is ideally suited to complement styled garments. Weighing approximately 50g per square meter it is rated at 12mm in the silk weight scale. Silk Twill and Silk Chiffon are very different in terms of characteristics weight, touch and feel.
CARE: Enjoy your silk garment – our printing techniques produce colours that will not run or fade.
With fundamental care, this silk scarf will maintain it’s vibrant colours and quality ‘Silk’ feel for many years.
As Silk is a natural fibre avoid drying in direct sunlight. Also, avoid contact with bleaches or solvents with alcohol such as some hairsprays.
Hand Washing – preferred
Use lukewarm water and a mild non-alkaline soap such as baby shampoo. Avoid soaking and rinse with a few tablespoons of distilled white vinegar added to the clear water. Avoid wringing or twisting and roll in a towel then hang to dry. Avoid using dryers.
Most wrinkles can be removed by hanging the scarf in the shower and letting humidity work.
While the scarf is hanging a steam iron can be used carefully avoiding wetting locally.
If necessary use a cool iron setting (Silk Setting) on the back of the damp scarf – avoid too much heat.
FINISH: Luxurious machine hemmed
Free Delivery with tracking by Australia Post or Courier.
RETURNS and EXCHANGES:
If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product, you may return it within 14 business days for a full refund (excluding shipping costs).
Image BYTW-002 Copyright Dallas and John Heaton, all rights reserved.
Created and designed in Geelong and Torquay, Australia.