Our Yangtze silk scarf is inspired by jade, a spiritual stone with significant meaning, intricately woven into Chinese culture, as is the Yangtze, China's principal waterway. The gemstone's subtle, translucent colors and protective qualities are revered, and it is considered a symbol of the soul, heaven, and immortality.
The Mokume Shibori Technique
: This silk scarf is created using the mokume (wood grain) shibori technique. In the mokume technique, the fabric is hand-stitched with countless parallel lines to create a beautiful texture that resembles sand patterns or tree bark. For this scarf, we use the mokume technique to achieve the special textured effect along the border and dip the fabric into two separate dyes to create an alluring, two-toned effect in a soft jade green.The Art of Shibori
: Shibori is a manual resist-dyeing technique used in many cultures worldwide to create imaginative textures and multihued tones. It shapes, compresses, and secures fabric before dyeing, giving it three-dimensional form through folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting. Shibori celebrates the fabric's pliancy and its potential for creating shape-resisted designs.Each Scarf is Unique
: Our shibori silk scarves are hand-dyed in small batches using traditional shibori techniques at our dyeing studio in Jaipur, India. Since the process is handcrafted and dynamic, each scarf is wonderfully one-of-a-kind. [ less ]