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Modern day men and women are not the only ones who like to adorn their clothing with stunning colors and designs. In fact, for almost as long as humans have been wearing clothes they have chosen to decorate them with colorful and individualistic patterns. The beautiful art of painting on silk is a tradition which goes back for centuries, but even today there are still craftsmen and women who produce the most exquisite works of art using silk as their medium to create a whole range of clothing and accessories.

Although different sources show different time lines for the earliest production of silk in China, the art of painting on silk can be traced back to the 2nd century AD. Since then, silk as a ‘canvas’ has been used for everything from portraits, paintings and wall hangings to all manner of home décor furnishings and, of course, the exquisite hand painted scarves which are still produced today in the time-honored fashion.

Whilst the artists of yesteryear only had dyes made from plants at their disposal for creating their designs, of course nowadays artists and designers have a much wider range of special purpose coloring mediums to choose from. The paints and dyes which are used for coloring silk have developed much over the years, but it is the dyes which offer the ultimate in luxurious appeal. Whereas silk paints can be felt on the surface of the fabric, dyes become part of it, so that none of the natural softness of the material is lost.

Of course, more recent times have seen printing processes become established which have made the coloring and patterning of all types of different fabrics easy and inexpensive. Even many of the silk items which can be found in stores today are mass-produced and printed with silk paints. The very finest examples of silk goods, however, are still those which use the traditional methods and are created by genuine artists using painstaking techniques.

The production of women’s hand painted silk scarves is a long and time-consuming process which involves a number of steps. First of all the artist must create a unique design for each piece and then either create a template of the outline of the design or apply the outline directly to the tightly stretched silk fabric using wax to set boundaries for each color which is to be introduced into the material. Using a variety of painting techniques to create blocks of color, shading and other types of effect, the dyes are applied using a paintbrush to create these wearable works of art, and then the scarf is finished with a process of steaming to fix the color and remove the wax borders. Finally it is washed to remove any excess dye, with the remaining color able to withstand years of hand washing without fading.

While modern technology most certainly has much to offer in many areas of life, sometimes there is simply no way to improve on traditional methods without interfering with the quality of the finished product. Today’s hand painted silk scarves, although very much modern day accessories which are loved by elegant women around the world, are still at their most exquisite when produced using ancient techniques.

Julie-Ann.

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As time progresses styles and trends are set. Some last for decades while others are short lived and there’s no one there to throw a single rose. But as time changes the only thing that will remain the same is the hunger and the desire for fashion and its every changing mind in the world today. But what are these priceless fashion styles that they wish to hold on to or what is it in present day that is a must have now for teenagers of all ages.

Today it’s all about the scarf. Men, women, teenagers of all ages and genders are wearing scarves. It has become the “it” accessory along with skinny jeans. The scarf is what draws the attention to the color and or the patterns within the outfit in general that allows the teenager to make his or her fashion statement. On television shows such as iCarly or well known teen idols like the Jonas brothers wear scarves that display their own sense of fashion. And for girls they venture off into different fabrics.

Cloth fabrics with checkered patterns, strips, polka dots. Sometimes the fabric can be stripped or tied and let loose at the end to give it more flare. The colors can sometimes be flamboyantly red or yellow or turquoise. The scarf may only match the shoes or nothing at all but the point is to cast out your own individuality and let the trend be known. Not all trends are horrific, but can even excel and become even better. Women and even young girls have even taken to silk scarves which would be considered to fanciful or even wrong for the occasion which is not necessarily true. Silk scarves not only contribute to the artful trend but they also add a feminine aspect to it for those young women and women of all ages. It doesn’t have to be declared accessible for only the dinner party or prom or even a reception it can be for every day school. Not to mention it’s easy to find silk familiar fabric at local stores and to style and jazz it up however you wish.  Silk can be painted and printed just as any other fabric with correct care precaution.

Another fun fact about wearing silk today is that is light weight and easy to sling around. You can easily stash it in your book bag or purse when you feel it’s getting in the way. Silk is also used in the teen world because it evokes a sense of maturity and decency compared to a lot of other fabrics as seen on womenclothingtoday.com. The cloth types are seen to be fun and can be used as well. Although it’s an ever growing trend you can see the expression being brought out in each style teenagers are able to express it positively even if it’s short-lived. The scarves are the new “it” item silk is now in transition to make another difference in the growing teenage age.

Myquisha Delbridge.

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Silk is a beautiful gift from nature that has been cultivated for over 3,500 years and enjoyed for over 4,000 years. From India and China ancient colorants and resist techniques were developed to embellish the silk women clothing and silk scarves and shawls. The wax resist techniques of India have been documented back to the second century A.D. and 200 years later the wax techniques filtered into Java, which became the center of the batik industry.

Gutta is probably a more recent development in the history of resist techniques, but the origin of the craft remains something of a mystery. One could surmise that the craft has its origins in the Indonesian islands, where the pallaquium tree (from which gutta-percha is obtained) grows naturally. Resist techniques have long been part of the culture and industry of this region. There are a lot of unanswered questions about how the craft of silk painting spread to other parts of the world. Nevertheless, as a team of silk painters we found that it very interesting to know about the more recent developments: how gutta and related techniques of silk painting eventually reached the North America and how this beautiful craft evolved into the diverse medium it has become today.

WomenClothingToday.com Team of Artists.

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Since time immemorial, humans have used different means of expressing their individuality.  Even centuries ago, everything from unique pieces of jewelry and tattoos were used by people who were keen to express their personalities and demonstrate their social standing through their outward appearance, and things are not so very different all these years later.

In modern times, we have a whole host of ways in which we declare to the world just who we are on the inside.  Hair styles and colors, clothes, cosmetics, jewelry, piercings, tattoos and even our choice of car or the way that we decorate our home makes a statement about our unique identity.  While some prefer to express themselves in more subtle ways, others really like to push the boundaries and create an entirely individual look which affects every aspect of their appearance.

Women’s accessories have always been an extremely popular way to take an otherwise ordinary item, lift it out of the doldrums and make it entirely unique, and scarves have endured as one of the most popular.  Hugely versatile, they offer endless opportunities to express who you are in as understated or flamboyant a way as you wish.

Although most of the famous designers have included women’s silk scarves in their collections, many of the designs are neither totally unique nor hand-painted, despite their often exorbitant prices.  In fact, in the majority of cases, rather than helping the wearer to stand out, they speak more of conformity as numbers of women all turn up to the same occasion wearing the same Burberry or Hermes scarf.  Run-of-the-mill examples bought from a department store also do little in terms of expressing your uniquely individual style and taste.

Colors, textures and designs that you find appealing rather than just trendy are all excellent for making a personal statement.  With its luxurious feel and its intensely glamorous look, silk is simply the ultimate choice of natural material for a handmade scarf and makes the wearer both look and feel elegant.  Cool in the summer and warm in the winter, it can be worn at any time of the year and for any occasion, thus making it great value for money.

Although beautiful in its own right, when silk is combined with a hand painted or hand dyed design, the effect is one of utter exclusivity and class.  Hand painted scarves are more than just a pretty design – they are a genuine piece of original art which, rather than merely being consigned to the walls can be used to adorn clothing, bags and hair and to customize otherwise plain or lackluster items.  From bold colors to the subtlest of pastels, there are designs to suit every personality and the widest range of tastes and styles, and even the shape of the silk scarf can be selected to meet a specific need or preferred method of wearing.

So, if you have had enough of following the pack and want to truly express your individuality, why not think about investing in the beauty of a unique hand-painted silk scarf?  What better way to make your mark as someone with true sophistication and style!

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First time, I was absolutely amazed by the process of how designers and artists were painting on a silk fabric. Basically, it is as complicated as drawing a picture. Moreover, drawing on silk is even more difficult, but the final result of this hard work are people appreciation and many, many compliments from them and other people!

Our hand painted designs are created exclusively for our customers! All our garments are so unique, so nobody in the world will wear anything like that. The social messages sent by clothing can involve social status, occupation and marital status, among others.

We can say that our customer is the sophisticated buyer who appreciates original, exclusive and artistic creations. In their testimonials and appreciation letters people are telling us that receive tons of compliments and much more attention to them. The art and beauty of silk garments captive the hearts of everyone.

We create different kinds of unique handmade silk products; for instance, hand painted silk dresses, tops, blouses, tunics, scarves and shawls. Many people think that we use templates but, rather than, we paint whatever comes to our mind making the product an expression of ourselves. Each silk garment is individually hand drawn, waxed then painted with the most brilliant permanent pigments available. No piece is the same. Each piece is unique.

In short, there is no doubt that hand painted silk clothing is the art. These cloths are unique expression of your personally. Our team of designers are committed to the highest quality standards, and we will continue to provide you a collection you can’t find anywhere else in the World!

About the Author: My name is Anton Zavyalov, and I represent www.WomeClothingToday.com the online business, specializing in custom hand painted women clothing. All silk garments we create are designed by our own artists and designers. We are offering you the exclusive, unique and stylish collection of gorgeous silk cloths that you can’t find anywhere else.

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It is amazing that so many people think that custom made clothing business will not survive in the XXI century. They think that fabrics in China and India will make this kind of business out of the competition. They tell that there are no real benefits of unique and one of the kind of clothing. In this article, I want challenge these people mind, I want to prove you that custom clothing is essential for achieving the success in their life.

First of all, we have to understand that core advantage of handmade clothing is the uniqueness of the garment a person is wearing. In fact, the self esteem of individual is directly related to the way how she or he thinks about herself or himself. A lot desires people are dreaming about are not common things, these dreams are more related to the way a person want to be different from the crowd, and show everybody what she or he has been achieved. One of the way how people distinguish themselves is by the way they dress and the type of clothing they were.

We can say that you can read people thoughts by the cloth they are wearing at a particular time. If a woman is going to the special night event, she will not wear 10 dollar T-shirt; she will probably try her best to find the cloth that will be appropriate and special for this event. No women want to have the same kind of dress that another woman is wearing.

Even in everyday life, people want have something that will boost their self esteem. When you wear custom made clothing, it has to mean that you achieved at least some thing in your life, so you can afford to use this cloth any day of the week.

In different words, how do people evaluate a person when they first saw her or him? The answer is obvious; the first impression is all about the cloth this particular person is wearing. People read about your personality by looking at you. What kind of picture you want to send to the crowd is your choice. Every woman wants to be a special one, so if you want to be the one why do you want to look like everybody else.

Nowadays, people become addictive to the custom hand painted silk clothing. Batik is the actual art which the artist and designers use to create 100% handmade clothing. Not only the garment has its own designs made by the tailor, but even the fabric is hand painted by the artist, and thus, created exclusively for you. This original cloth which represents the status and nobility of an individual is gaining popularity around the world. People become to understand the difference between the unique clothing and popular brand factory clothing. In Short, the world is betting better, and I like it to be that way!

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European batik has recently gone through the phase of development where it has been applied to create new classic fabric designs according to the current trends in fashion business. As usual, because the clothing which on the one hand is unique and on the other hand is modern and classic, batik garments became very popular among famous people around the world. Nowadays, silk batik has become very popular among such famous people like the wife of 44th US president Michelle Robinson, model and actress Kim Kardashian, actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens and so on.

Although, you can see how women clothing is mass produced; for example, in China and India, the people who want to be different from others prefer to have something new and at the same time unique. The modern Batik which saved the best techniques and secrets of the past and applied the modern innovations such as environmental and green dyes, high quality silk, so that the end the garment was machine washable and durable. Modern batik garments could be everyday clothing for many years.

Also, very important to distinguish one more trend of modern batik clothing, because not only it has been made of hand painted fabric, but it is also is custom tailored, so that the whole design of a garment absolutely is original. A complete hand painted fabric will be passed to a tailor who will decide what particular design of the a dress, top or scarf will be the best for the particular pattern of fabric.

Batik clothing has become truly international. Nowadays, you can find modern batik art all over the world. Of course, every culture has its own understanding of what beauty is; it is basically depends on culture differences of each country, it is very clear that through the batik art every individual can express herself and get recognition from other people.

We can say that, this custom hand painted clothing is the way how women can build their self-esteem. It is well known that high self esteem is the core for personal growth of any person. Wearing a cloth that represent the status and nobility of the women is directly related the growth of self esteem.  Every woman wants to look beautiful, be loved and be recognized by the people. Although, we all understand that cloth doesn’t give us a complete picture of the person, our perceptual psychology gives us the first opinion of person depending on the cloth she wears.

Finally, because of very limited production of this custom hand made clothing it is impossible to find it in any major department stores like Geox, Guess!, Armani Exchange. The best way and most secure way to find such cloth is Internet. This is why, you don’t have to have celebrity connections with artists and designers and don’t have to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on the cloth, there are some very competitive prices there as well as wide variety of choices for You!

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