Silk (habotai 8 – medium weight silk) hand-sewn tie. 9.5 x 143 cm. Hand-painted using dyes, wax resist, and fabric marker.
The rich sunset hues of this tie reflect the evening skies in the summer – always awash with pinks, reds, golds and offset by the black silhouettes of trees and birds. The tie was painted in tones of yellows and pinks, wax resist applied to preserve certain areas, and darker tones of reds and mild greens applied over it all. Removing the wax brought back the lighter tones, which were then highlighted by drawing details over them with a fabric pen.
Care: Hand wash gently in cool water with a very mild soap. Dry wrapped in a towel and then carefully iron on low heat while still damp. Do not soak or dryclean.