The mixing of green has long been troublesome for artists as far back as Plato’s era (mid fifth century BC). The color green was thought to be a mid range color like red between the spectrum of black and white. A long standing taboo against mixing pigments together to get green is hard for Westerners to understand today as we freely mix colors without thinking of ramifications of the chemical reactions.
Pantone, the company widely known for choosing a “Color of the Year”, chose emerald in 2013, and then a tangier leafy shade named Greenery was selected for 2017. I personally have mixed Greenery for my scarves and love the result! Greenery is included in this scarf.
Using blue and green paints with highlights of yellow, this luscious scarf is as close to wearing tree leaves around your neck as possible without the itchiness! The paints were dropped at a diagonal and then the drops changed through 5 drawing steps to arrive at the final design! See above right. Doesn’t it look like leaves??
So wrap this life giving color of green around your shoulders and feel youthful!!
I washed the scarf first to rid the fabric of manufacturing residue, then soaked the fabric in alum to fix the pigments on the scarf. The 17th Century process of marbling is a dry garment to wet surface transfer.
After the scarf has been left to drip dry and rest for 7 days, then I carefully wash out the extra gel and paints to return the scarf to it's "soft as silk" nature!
Is it a Peacock or Tree Leaves?
The scarf is 22 x 72", 100% silk habotai scarf. The fabric is a smooth, airy silk.