Shibori is an ancient Japanese pleating technique. Traditionally Shibori was used to create patterns on the fabric. Izabela uses this process to transform her handpainted silk scarves into sculptural objects. Full of pleats, from the smallest, "barely there" creases to impressive folds. Strikingly dynamic and energetic they dance with every step you take. They are full of life with unexpected twists and endless flowing aspects.
Silk has a very good memory, Alarte Shibori Scarves will retain the pleats as long as they are not exposed to moisture. They should be dry cleaned only and stored in dry place rounded loosely. In the event of being caught in the rain wearing your favorite Alarte shibori scarf or any other unexpected event that will relax the pleats, just contact us. We will be happy to re-pleat it for you with no extra charge except shipping costs. 1 888 370 4304