This approximately 41" x 80" silk wrap tied as a sarong or shift, tucked and folded inside a blazer, as a shawl, tied around your hips, and and also just thrown around your shoulders while you sit in your office. And depending on how you fold it, you might unfold a variety of monochromatic looks from simple in pattern to more complex. Deborah lived on Ibiza for a few years, and hopes, one day soon, to throw this on over her maillot after a few hours on a chaise lounge in the golden sunshine on this or another lovely island on, say, a Tuesday in October.
THE STORY Asterism collects many of the images in this series of photographs plus a few other things to create a spectacular, durable, multi-purpose wrap that has been known to make strangers stop the wearer on the street.
Many of the images in Asterism are actually an original 1930's, WPA-era turbine on display at the Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River Gorge in western Oregon. Others are hosta leaves in Deborah's garden as the sun shone through them at high noon in July. The orbs on the image are raindrops that were falling as she photographed. Deborah has taught a form of cosmology, and the play of structure and movement, solid metals and weather, shine and shadow in these images reminded her of the great play of star evolution in our skies.
Asterism has a faint abstract first edition DBD logo in its very center, as seen in the first, second, and fine arts image.
MATERIAL OPTIONS SILK GEORGETTE: lightweight, matte, filmy, and semi-transparent. Romantic and dramatic. Brilliant in warmer weather and a great layering piece year round.
12 MM CREPE DE CHINE: slightly heavier and translucent with beautiful drape, depth, and subtle shine. Great year round.
SILK CHARMEUSE: liquid, shiny, opaque and displaying a beautiful drape, the definition on silk charmeuse is probably the closest to a classic photographic print. Beautiful on the body and also super as a decor piece -- on a table, draped over the back of a sofa, or at the foot of a bed. Maximum depth and detail.
COLORS ANDESITE MONOCHROME: a graduated palette of deep blacks, nuanced grays, and sparkly whites.
INDIGO MONOCHROME: just as graduated but slightly bluer and cooler, moving from deep, saturated indigo gray to pale blue gray with a touch of lavender and white.
Monitor colors vary.
CRAFTSMANSHIP All DBD silk scarves and wraps are individually artisan printed on a photographic printer and hand-hemmed in the USA. Creatively conceived and executed in the mists of Western Oregon and produced in the California wildfire zone, they bear not only beauty and versatility but also a message of regeneration. Each one is unique and slight individual variations in color and printing are normal.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS Hand wash or spot clean with gentle soap (we like SDH Fine Fabric Wash). Iron or steam as desired.
AVAILABILITY AND SHIPPING Options in stock are shipped immediately. Out of stock/pre-order options currently print to order and currently ship within 2.5-4 weeks depending on the details.
Each scarf comes in a black photographic proof box to protect it from dust and light. The box also contains a small, printed paper replica of the piece with Deborah's signature, date, and edition number on the back.