Telluride Silk Designs is a collective effort of women from Telluride, CO who love the art and beauty of Shibori. Shibori is a Japanese term for several techniques of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing or shape resist. Each piece is dipped in large heated vats of color remover (discharge) or dyes. Between each dip, the piece is twisted, clamped, bound or molded again. This method is repeated until a desirable pattern emerges. As this process must be done outdoors, the women draw their inspiration from the surrounding beauty of Telluride. Each artist brings their own signature techniques to the open-air dyeing sessions, resulting in one of a kind wearable pieces of art.
The scarves are 100% silk. Soft and lightweight they are a luxury to wear! We always have a wide variety of colors and designs and are happy to send images of pieces currently in stock.