SILK TABI SCARF TITLE: "Sea Stars" \n \nDIMENSIONS: 150cmx50cm (59 inchesx20 inches) . \n \nPHOTOGRAPHY: December 2019, Lakes Entrance, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. \n \nSTORY: Starfish and other shells.The eleven-armed Sea Star is a starfish in the family Asteriidae and is the largest Starfish in Southern Australia and New Zealand. It can be found with seven to fourteen arms, but eleven is most common and sometimes arms become detached. The Starfish is capable of reforming a new body from a single arm if the arm includes part of the central disc and it uses this ability to escape predators.The Eleven-Armed Sea Star feeds on mussels, sea urchins and other small sea stars. The photos used to create this scarf were taken through the water into rock pools giving the scarf a three-dimensional look with shimmering highlights. Gunaikurnai aboriginals still reside in the area. \n \nTouch 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.” \n \nINCLUDED WITH YOUR SCARF: Designed Bluyonda box with magnetic lid / Tag with story about the image / Tag with history of Silk and Artist’s resume. \n \nTHIS 100% PURE TABI SILK SCARF is 5mm( 22gms per square metre) in the silk weight scale, has a plain weave which is feather light and sheer. Silk Chiffon (8mm 35gms per square metre) and Silk Twill (12mm: 52gms per square metre ) are both different in terms of weight, weave, feel and sheen. \n \nTHE SILK STORY: Silk is known as the Queen of fabrics: Natural sheen that never diminishes/ soft, light and luxurious / Cool in Summer – Warm in Winter/ Absorbing perspiration yet letting skin breathe/ Promoting skin rejuvenation/ Hypoallergenic/ Eco-Friendly/ Biodegradable/ Easily Washed/ great tensile strength and durability. Confucius and Chinese legend narrate that around 3000BC the 14 year old Empress Leizu, wife of the Yellow Emperor, discovered Silk when a cocoon fell into her tea cup. She then developed the art of raising silk worms (Sericulture) and became known as the Goddess of Silk in Chinese Mythology. Being an exquisite, precious fibre, for many millennia, it was one of the most zealously guarded secrets in history. \n \nCARE: 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. \n \nHAND 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. \n \nIRONING: 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. \n \nFINISH: Neat machine hemmed \n \nSHIPPING: Free Delivery with tracking by Australia Post or Courier. \n \nRETURNS and EXCHANGES: \nIf for any reason you are not satisfied with the product, you may return it within 14 business days for a full refund. \n \nSKU: BYTA003 Images©Dallas and John Heaton, all rights reserved. \nCreated and designed in Geelong, Australia.