My new gingko leaves pattern has been etched into white silk-velvet, creating a texture called devoré velvet, sometimes referred to as "burnout" or "cut" velvet. The fabric is sheer silk dyed a dark gray to black tone with the all-over velvet pattern hand-painted in a watercolor style using more permanent dyes.
• One size fits most:
Once the fabric is made, it is sewn together into this simple kimono shawl style. The rolled edge hem measures 33" inches long. The boxy silhouette is 42" in circumference fitting and draping nicely on many body types.
It can be worn with jeans or with a special dress.
This kimono was pre-washed as part of the dying and hand-painting process. A cold, gentle cycle will make it softer. A hot dryer will make it fluffier.
• Silk chiffon backing with rayon velvet pile.
All natural materials make it luxuriously soft.