Hand painted silk scarf – lilies on red background


This silk scarf is hand painted on pure white Charmeuse silk using French Gutta Serti technique of silk painting. Silk lends a lustrous and vibrant look to the beautiful painting. 

Size:22X72 inches


I paint using  “French  Gutta Serti Technique” of  silk painting that requires sketching the outlines of the design with gutta, an extract from Malaysian rubber. The  painting is done with dyes instead of paint. Gutta prevents the dyes from spreading  beyond the  boundaries  and intermixing. The colors are fixed by steaming  in a  special steel  container for  hours. Then it is  dry cleaned to wash off gutta. The result is silk painting of vibrant colors with original luster of silk intact. The colors become an integral part of the silk and appear on both sides.

The silk has been procured from the finest silk weavers of Mysore, India. My hand-paintings are inspired by my deep love of nature and are an attempt to portray the beauty that exists in the world we live in.

We  recommend dry cleaning for long lasting use.