Silk & Cotton's Hand Painted Kimonos combine a modern style with ancient wisdom. The process of creating the kimono is very labor intensive blessing the wearer with an intense about of focused love. Christiane Love flows love into the creation of each hand painted kimono so that every step of the way joy abounds.
The kimono formate is the perfect canvas for the inspired imagery that divinely flows to Christiane Love and it is the birth place of imagination into reality. When the image is perfected and feels just right it is then transferred onto silk charmeuse with a tjanting tool and hot beeswax. When the wax cools the silk can then be hand painted with fiber reactive dyes. The dyes blend and dance on the silk bringing vibrant color and life to the inspired imagery. This step is truly magical and embodies the ease at which beauty flows into our experience. After the dyes process overnight becoming permanent the silk is then rinsed and dried outdoors in the trade winds by the beach. Christiane Love then cuts out each piece and stitches them with love creating the finished Hand Painted Kimonos.