FAQ & Site Info
Hand painted silks are very unique and one of a kind items. These items are not found in most department stores. A hand painted silk scarf, sarong or pillow makes a very lovely gift for the discerning customer who appreciates unique, handcrafted items.
I ship within 2 to 3 days of customer purchase. I mainly ship by US Post Office Priority mail with delivery confirmation and insurance. Occasionally I ship by FedEx. Once payment is received, I will send an email to the customer about shipment of orders.
I can do custom orders on most of my silk items. Since all of my work is hand painted and made one piece at a time, no two items will be exactly alike. Please allow at least 3 to 5 weeks for custom silk orders. A deposit of 50% is required on all custom orders over $100. A price quote will be given to the customer before beginning any commissioned work.
Most silks can be safely hand washed, using mild liquid soap such as Woolite or Ivory liquid and cold to cool water. Silk velvets and silk/rayon devore scarves should be dry cleaned.
No. Dyed silks will not fade if cared for properly. Avoid putting any silk item in direct sunlight for long periods of time. If well cared for, hand painted silks can last a very long time.
I only use the best quality silk dyes imported from Europe. All of my silk items are set using a special process called steam-setting. Each item is steam set from 3 to 4 hours, which allows the dye to form a permanent bond with the silk. After the steam setting process is completed, the silk is colorfast and washable. The silk/rayon blend scarves are dyed using Procion fiber-reactive dyes and the 100% silk scarves are dyed with liquid acid dyes.
All of my items listed include shipping costs to all 50 states. I also ship to Canada and overseas at additional cost.