Colorful silk twill scarf by designer Arlette Ess featuring fruit bats and baobab flowers, in a versatile 90 cm x 90 cm format. Italian silk twill with fringed edges.

Bats is a nocturnal version of African Straw Colored fruit bats in a baobab tree. (Other ‘Bats’ versions are in the works) These bats, as is in the name, eat fruit and sometimes flowers and leaves. Fruit bats are the main pollinators of the iconic African Baobab tree.

The colors of this scarf are exquisite and combine well with almost anything – from beige trench coats to shiny black leather and anything in between.

The print is based on monochrome Indian ink drawings. Images of the originals and work in progress will be online soon.

The scarf is printed in Italy onto 100% Italian silk twill, a classic scarf fabric with a subtle sheen. It has a satisfying weight and drapes beautifully, and the artwork shows exceptionally well on this fabric. Silk is a naturally sturdy material, and with this quality, a scarf will last.

SIZE: 90 cm x 90 cm
MATERIAL: 100% silk crepe de chine medium weight, Italian origin
FINISH: Hand-rolled edges, printed and finished in Italy
CARE: Dry clean.

Silk and wool are protein fibers that naturally repel dirt and hardly take on any smells, so they don't need to be cleaned often.
Steaming the scarf works wonders – it removes all wrinkles and also 'disinfects' it (removing potential smells and killing microorganisms), and it usually ends up looking fresh from the cleaners. For this, you can use a garment steamer or hold it approximately 2ft / 70cm over a boiling kettle for a few seconds (don't scold yourself in the process :) If it needs a clean, dry cleaning is recommended (lukewarm water and mild shampoo or silk/wool detergent would not damage the print, but for the feel of the silk or wool it's still better and safer to dry clean it).

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