• Image of Noir Marbled Silk Ribbon
  • Image of Noir Marbled Silk Ribbon
  • Image of Noir Marbled Silk Ribbon
  • Image of Noir Marbled Silk Ribbon

Three yards of 2" wide hand marbled silk ribbon. Handmade using Japanese marbling techniques, it is printed in shades of gray on white silk habotai. The moody, monochromatic pattern looks like fog eddying in the background of an old film noir. For favors, floral arrangements, garlands, or anything you please. Each wooden spool holds a unique monoprint made by hand in New York.

- 2" wide
- 3 yards long
- silk habotai, raw edge

Suminagashi is the Japanese art of marbling by floating sumi ink on the surface of water. The floating ink is manipulated into patterns through the use of natural forces such a wind or vibration, drawing, or the introduction of experimental additives. Each image is the imprint of a precise moment in time when the swirling, morphing pattern is transferred to fabric. Because of this, as well as the cultural history informing suminagashi, the abstract images have a strong visual connection to natural phenomena.