Sumi Silk Shirt, is elegance and modern. Hand Dyed by our artisans in the North of Bali using all organic, locally sourced materials. The design is inspired by asian calligraphy whereby the simplicity of the black ink and brushwork holds so much beauty and meaning . The result is this wonderful piece that is both classical and modern This premium silk cotton blend is dominant on the silk. The texture of silk is very tangible in elegance and shine. However the balance of the cotton blend makes it one that is comfortable to wear.
Sumi Silk Shirt is great whether for smart casual occasions or a formal event. Its simple lines is flattering , featuring a boat neck line and full covered back buttons. The detailing of the top to bottom back buttons is a feminine touch that adds a demure maturity to the modern style.
The name Sumi means ‘ink’ in Japanese. This acknowledges the visual inspiration to another school of traditional art that we admire, Sumi Painting.
Sumi Painting formed a distinct stylistic tradition, with a different set of artists working in it from those doing other types of painting.It is a scholarly occupation often with continued associations to poetry and calligraphy.
Handmade in Bali with the finest care and quality materials.
To see more of our Natural Hand Dye Collection visit our page dedicated to Natural Hand Dyed pieces.
Organic Bamboo is a rewarding textile. Very comfortable and cool to the skin to wear. It is comfortable from summer to autumn. Your Natural Hand Dyed apparel needs a little extra attention, because they are special.
Cool hand wash is recommended with mild detergent. Even better is with your shampoo, as it will keep the colour bright and happy.
Do not wring dry. Lay out flat to dry in shade would be ideal.
Hand wash it separately by hand is safest. Just don’t wring it out too harshly or you’ll destroy the texture.You can launder it in gentle cycle in the washing machine. Use a cool or warm setting and don’t include anything else in the load that might catch on it. For example; zippers and hooks from bras and other garments. Do not use bleach. Add a quarter-cup of white vinegar to the rinse to remove any leftover soap. The vinegar will keep the shine in the organza silk, unlike most detergents that might dull it. Finally, give it another rinse to make sure the vinegar is properly removed.
Avoid any drying dangers by either hanging or laying your organza garment out flat to air dry. Keep it away from direct heat. Hang it and smooth out the creases as much as possible before it’s completely dry to reduce ironing.
Start with the iron on a very low setting and build it up if as needed. You can test the iron on a hidden inside spot so any damage won’t show. Add a layer of protection by placing a damp cloth between the iron and the organza. You can also hang your shawl in the bathroom to allow steam from hot water take out most of the creases. This will reduce the need for hard ironing.
Hanging in your cupboard poses the possibility that it may catch on something. The delicate fabric can easily get caught on hangers, zips and fasteners. So avoid damage by carefully folding the shawl and storing it out of harm’s way in a box, drawer, or on a shelf. Layering white tissue paper, preferably acid-free, between the folds will reduce creasing. Avoid storing organza in plastic bags, as they can trap damp and cause mold. They can also create an acidic environment that can damage organza.
Sawidji thanks Classroom.Synonym.Com for their very helpful guide on care of Organza Silk.