Devorè (burnout) velvet is the dramatic contrast between sheer chiffon with a shimmering plush velvet pile. This scarf is hand-painted with dyes. It feels luxuriously soft while elevating any outfit from an elegant dress to jeans with unique artistry inspired by natural beauty and its vivid colors.
This scarf was washed as part of the dying and hand-painting process. A cold, gentle machine cycle followed by a hot dryer cycle will add to its softness. It may be ironed on the reverse side.
The sewn hems are rolled-edges.
The fabric is 100% silk backing with 100% rayon pile.The pattern of dragonflies was made from solid velvet using a stencil and paste that removes some rayon pile and leaves the silk backing intact. The background is dyed purple. The velvet is hand-painted with more dyes in a watercolor style.