KOI – NEON FRINGED SILK SCARF
A colorful silk twill scarf by designer Arlette Ess featuring nine different Koi varieties by Arlette Ess, in a versatile 100cm x 100cm format. Italian silk twill with fringed edges.
A crazy ‘neon’ version of the Koi artwork. The colors are not fluorescent, but almost appear to be due to their extreme vibrancy.
The intense colors of the print go through the beautiful twill fabric and are almost identical on both sides of the scarf. The fringed edges add an informal elegance.
The print is based on a monochrome Indian ink drawing.
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 simply 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).