EUCALYPT DYED BODY WRAP - Wild Eri Silk - SPRING
DESCRIPTION: Heirloom's 'Wild Fibre' scarves and wraps are hand woven in Tibet using local wool and wild Eri silk (humanely harvested silk, post pupae). Pure eri silk offers a beautiful weight and shimmery texture. The community of weavers establish their own Fair Trade standards whereby profits are distributed for educational and health needs within the working villages. Each Eri shawl is hand dyed in Heirloom's studio using assorted Eucalyptus leaves that are heated with natural ingredients that include tannins, citrus and alkalis. The process releases minerals stored in the leaves which bond with the natural textile (offering a colourfast result). The colours on 'Spring' print are muted green, orange-pink and beige on a cream background.
MATERIALS: 100% Eri Silk. Tassel end finish.
CARE: Easy care instructions are provided. Handwash only.
SIZE: Large Wrap: 90x230cm.
ARTIST'S COMMENT: "The aroma of citrus fruit and heated Eucalyptus oils fill my senses as I unwind the string that presses the textile surface against the native plant foliage. Over 40 species of Australian plants (Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Melaleuca and more) offer an abundance of beautiful natural dyes (minerals which are released when heated). The outline of the actual leaf is imprinted onto the cloth in exact motif and design composition. Every dye outcome is random and unique; influenced by the season and age of the plant” (Kim Shipton).
Heirloom Fibrecraft dispatch premises are located in Sydney Australia. For Soft Furnishings and Textiles, we mail orders Australia wide using Australia Post. Stock items are shipped within 3 days. Made-to-Order items require 7-14 days production time.
RATES TO CHOOSE FROM AT CHECKOUT:
- FREE LOCAL Delivery - Customers living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney (Manly to Palm Beach) are offered free local delivery. We will endeavour for same day for orders by 3pm.
- ZONE 1 (NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD in Australia) - Zone 1 is FREE for orders with values up to $395. Larger orders are 'By Quotation'.
- ZONE 2 (NT, SA, TAS in Australia) - ZONE 2 is FREE for orders with values up to $199. Larger orders are 'By Quotation'.
- BY QUOTATION - Furniture, larger/heavier orders and international orders - we will confirm best price options for you when you select By Quotation. Customers are not obliged to proceed if the quotation is not agreeable.
Tracking is provided to customers with all Zone 1 & 2 Australia Post shipping. The customer is supplied insurance cover through Australia Post, against loss or damage, which is the customer's responsibility.