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Hand-Painted Silk

Caring for Hand-Painted Silk

Silk is a very long-lasting natural fabric, so long as it is cared for in the right way. 

Hand-painted silks can be hand-washed, in cold or lukewarm water, without rubbing. Use a neutral soap (or shower gel) previously dissolved in water so that it does not leave stains on the silk. Do not use a soap for wool or delicate fabrics as those types of soaps make the colours run. You can add a little bit of white wine vinegar to the last rinsing water to help fix the colour and increase it’s intensity. Again, please dissolve it well in the water before immersing the silk.

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