Andra Gabrielle CUSTOM CLOTHING 212-366-9624
Individual silk scarf designs from Japanese roketsu, meisen, shibori, kasuri textiles with hand beaded details.
Roketsu textiles use a wax-resist dyeing method applied by hand or stencil. Kasuri and meisen textiles
are fabricated by weaving pre-dyed threads, utilizing the tie-and-resist ikat technique.
Shibori effects are achieved by stitching, folding, clamping, pole wrapping or binding the cloth before dyeing.
Silk textiles from Japan, France, England, and Italy are included.
Andra Gabrielle ® 305 West 21st Street between 8th & 9th Ave., New York, NY, 10011 - 212.366.9624
The glass beading designs can be traced to studies of color variations in Greek vases, ancient glass bottles and other influences.
"Gabrielle compiles her watercolors, drawings, Japanese stencils, thread swatches and her own photo studies
of budding plants into presentation books to explain how much effort goes into these creations."
Blush silk cherry blossom with plum - Silk butterflies with satin & pearls
Chrysanthemum kasuri woven silk vintage kimono textile with beaded plum blossom detail & silk ribbon edging.
When nearly all the flowers are withered, the chrysanthemum blooms in the cold autumn air
foretell the coming of winter & symbolizes the virtue to withstand adversities with endurance and integrity.
The scarves in the collection are unique single designs.
Visit the studio to see the collection for yourself or a gift or email for details.