This jacket is bundled dyed with alkanet--otherwise known as purple gromwell root--and made from 10 mm silk habotai. It is a very lightweight, semi-sheer, flowy, and luxurious fabric that will immediately make you feel wonderful. It can be paired with jeans and a white top for a more casual look, or thrown over a neutral dress for an fancy night out. While it is perfect for a fancy look, it can also be dressed down and worn to lounge around the house and feel special.
Please allow for small variations in color and pattern because the beauty of natural dyes is in their inconsistency.
EACH PIECE IS MADE TO ORDER: PLEASE ALLOW FOR 3-4 WEEKS FOR THIS PRODUCT TO ARRIVE.
Model wears an S/M
About the Materials:
This plant is native to east Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region. I first discovered the beautiful color when I bought the herb in a pharmacy in Qiaozi, China where it is sold as medicine to treat a variety of different ailments. It is anti-bacterial and is used topically to treat burns and wounds. It can also be boiled in a tea to flush out toxins from the body. I use it by sprinkling it over the finished garment and then tightly wrap the cloth up with the plant inside. I then boil it for 1-2 hrs. This effectively prints the plant on the fabric. The result is this beautifully abstract silk jacket!