Goldenrod and Japanese Indigo Plant Dyed Silk Habotai Scarf
This stunning silk scarf is dyed with organic japanese indigo leaves and goldenrod flowers. It's vibrant colors will tantalize your senses. All plants we use for dye are grown and processed on our farm, single source dye farm, farm grown color. This scarf is made from pure habotai silk, it's luster is deliciously shiny and smooth. You will love the way it shimmers! It is a bit thicker than the chiffon and measures at 21" x 72". Goldenrod is a wonderful medicinal plant. It's latin name, Solidago, means "to make whole" and is a great wound remedy for cuts and scrapes. It is a known remedy for the kidneys and is an antidote for allergies not a cause as some people have thought. the bitter flavor of the leaves make it beneficial for digestion, while the volatile oils of the flowers act on the respiratory system, good for coughs, and the root's pungent flavor stimulate the kidneys. But what I have learned from the spirit of the Goldenrod plant is the incredible generosity of this plant. It just gives and gives and gives. Leaves appear in the early and spring til mid summer when it starts to bloom it just blooms all summer everywhere just offering itself to all those who seek it in great abundance. Matthew Wood calls it "a golden staff to lean on." He says, "All summer long, while other plants are flowering, Goldenrod is steadily raising it's single stalk toward the sky. Finally, around middle of August the golden-yellow spires appear... The message of Goldenrod is to endure to reach the goal." As a dye it creates incredibly brilliant yellows which after dipped in indigo give outstanding shades of green. Wearing fibers dyed with plants is a wonderful way to wear your medicine, to remember the healing connection we have with plants.