Handmade Scarf, 'Black Bouquet' (Thailand)

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Floating flowers cast a delicate spell of elegance for the design of this scarf. By Vinita, the black scarf is woven of a luxurious blend of rayon and silk.

Product Features:
  • Country: Thailand
  • Age: Adult
  • Material: Rayon, Silk
  • Color: Black
  • Dimensions: 61 inches long x 17.25 inches wide

Story Behind the Art:
Hello, My name is Vinita Tongtawat. I was born in Lampang, then moved on to study in Chiang Mai and when I finished high school, I went to study at the College of Fine Arts in Bangkok and completed my bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Fine Art, Silpakorn University. Here I discovered my true identity: I express myself through tangible art, especially by creating unique colors with batik apparel. My thesis was on batik textiles with a very good combination of colors. Much of my beautiful work was purchased by Austrians. All of my pieces selected for exhibition were sold out. I was very grateful for the success I achieved through this. 'After graduating in 1983, I married my husband. I started to work for a home decor company in Bangkok as a designer. By 1989 we had a small son and daughter, and we decided to follow our dreams for our children to grow in a land of peace, beauty and with a simple lifestyle. Chiang Mai is the city that offered us what we were looking for, plus it is also the center Thai of handicrafts so I started working for a big exporter of saa paper when we moved here. 'I worked there for some time and then I quit to start my own venture focusing on textile arts. I have the ability to make a good selection of colors for dyeing fibers. The color combinations are beautiful and definitely reflect my identity as well. At the beginning, I studied the color absorbing qualities of each type of fiber in order to get beautiful, stable colors. Some fabrics require pretreatment before dyeing. After that, I started dyeing fabric by doing a few pieces at a time, boiling them in a small old pot. 'Once I made sure that I could get beautiful and stable colors, then I started to experiment with some techniques to add texture to the fabric, like waxed batik, tie-dye and stitching. I constantly produce new colors to complete my stock. I started with a small pot for dyeing and eventually moved to a big pan with a diameter about the spread of human arms. The one important thing for me is to always mix the dyeing colors myself to get the right color. Before dyeing, I check every piece of fabric to make sure that it is good quality with no defect at all. Every day, the first thing I do in the morning is pay my respects to the Buddha. Then I walk to the small garden at the center of my house, prepare breakfast, chat with family, then go to work. I have a small area for my fabric work. I'm getting older now and my venture is stable, and I have my daughter who graduated from art school as well to help me take care it. 'Now I have more time to work on what I love: waxed drawing and coloring to make batik. It is the same art work I did when I was studying. My family is a family of artists, my husband and my children are art graduates. When we are together, it is a very happy time. Our happiness is expressed in our art work. Now my daughter and I have become new members of NOVICA.

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


Country of Origin: Thailand

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All measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information


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61 inches long x 17.25 inches wide
Rayon, Silk
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