This approximately 41" square silk scarf looks great on your head, tied loosely over your shoulders, wrapped inside the neckline of a silk blouse, draped like a simple sari, tossed in the air (really) and more.
As usual in this collection, the image's asymmetry is also your secret weapon--depending on how you fold it Capella can look deep and dark, or it can look like a transparent, dancing sky filled with fluffy clouds. Or both.
THE STORY Named Capella for the star, the subject of this image is actually an original 1930's, WPA-era turbine on display at the Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River Gorge in western Oregon.
This piece is also known affectionally as "The Dzogchen Scarf," recognized as such by an old dharma friend of Deborah's who was once a Buddhist nun and has for many years taught Tibetan meditation. Dzogchen is a very pure, advanced meditation practice. It (like other Tibetan traditions) compares the stages of the clarity of the mind to the sky.
The base and true reality is that pure space, or sky. Things we do with our mind relatively cover it with clouds, or dark and beautiful forms, and these may come and go, but the pure absolute foundation is always there.
She was absolutely correct--these three stages of the process of the mind are certainly illustrated by and inscribed in Capella, which is an image of beautiful clouds dancing above two dark, petal-blades of the turbine.
So imagine what might be happening to your mind when you wear Capella.
Again, find SunTzu displaying Capella in front of a very bright window in late afternoon, and also tossed in the air under a large skylight to illustrate maximum transparency. Meanwhile, the images of the piece being worn against black will give you a realistic idea of how this piece usually wears. We assume you have worn black before. Maybe at least once in a while.
Capella in crêpe de chine has a faint white abstract first edition DBD logo in the lower right hand corner, as in the first and third (upper right) images. Capella in silk twill has a faint gray abstract DBD logo in the lower right hand corner, as in the fine arts image (final image).
MATERIAL OPTIONS SILK TWILL: well known as the silk used in Hermès scarves, the diagonal weave on this silk creates an elegant and classic texture and drape that looks equally great under a suit and as a head wrap.
12 MM CREPE DE CHINE: slightly heavier and translucent with beautiful drape, depth, and subtle shine. Great year round.
COLOR ANDESITE MONOCHROME: a subtle, sparkly palette of blacks, grays, and whites.
NETTLE LEAF MONOCHROME: a palette of green grays and creams, ranging from deep and rich to delicate and cloud-like.
INDIGO MONOCHROME: a palette of blue grays and creams in the same range from deep to delicate.
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 are normal.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS Hand wash or spot-clean only using gentle soap (we like SDH Fine Fabric Wash). These pieces also appreciate having a couple of tablespoons of sea salt added to the rinse water. Iron or steam as desired. Please do not rub fibers when wet, because (like people) in this condition they tend to be vulnerable.
AVAILABILITY AND SHIPPING Options in stock are shipped immediately. Out of stock options are printed to order and currently ship within 2.5-4 weeks depending.
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.