This scarf has been prepared with a mordant that helps the silk accept the pigments from the plants. It has been eco-dyed with leaves and flowers collected around the Monastery property and then over-dyed with coreopsis grown in our dye garden.
It was created by hands - from planting seedlings in the spring, to tending the garden in the summer, to the harvest in the fall. And we haven't even started the dye process yet! Each scarf is the result of many hours of patient care and attention, made with the mind of zazen and with the spirit of dana or generosity.