Dragon Plant-Ink Handpainted | Plant Dyed | Handwoven Cotton Scarf
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STYLE: Flattering and uplifting art with a soul, the Balinese guardian dragon was handpainted on gold plant dyed handwoven cotton using black plant ink and bamboo sticks - for roughly 30 hours. Soothing as a scarf or shawl, statement sarong, bed runner, or a conversation-starter sofa throw. Or treat it as art - hang it and preserve it. ▪️Haindpainted and designed by Balinese artist, Pak Septala, who welcomed the challenge to draw on fabrics for the first time at age 63. We love for gifted Pak Septala to have access to global market.
Balinese Guardian Dragon: Balinese revere the dragon as a symbol of protection. Balinese legend has it that a dragon that once lived on Mount Batur and guarded Bali from intruders. Every night, he went down from the mountain and dove into the sea to be with the love of his life, a giant pearl. Before the sun rose every morning, the dragon emerged from his underwater rendezvous and returned to the volcano to resume his watch. As he climbed the slopes, water cascaded down his scales and ended up filling Bali's rice paddies below. Dragon, the protector of Bali.
NATURE: Color: Plant dyed with extracts 💛 from Bali's mango leaves; 🖤plant ink from extracts of ketapang leaves. We enjoy the ancient craft of plant dyeing in Bali for its non-polluting process and extra room for artistry. With no added preservatives and harsh chemicals, color variations create artsy imperfections, and normal fading over time mellows into washed-out look. Fabric: mid-weight, handspun, handwoven cotton. Care to Last: cold handwash, cold machine delicate wash, mild detergent, dry in the shade or low heat, do not dry clean as its heavy chemicals mess up plant dyes. Mend when torn.
GIVING: You become an inherent donor to our school mission.▪️Together we support the livelihood of small artisan communities.▪️Together we advance the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 for a better world.
Size: LENGTH 70in | 178cm. WIDTH 32in | 100cm. Hand twisted tassels.