Silk Kimono Cape with Belt (Cochineal)
Hand dyed silk kimono cape in Marigold Petals & Silver Dollar Eucalyptus and then quickly dip dyed in Cochineal. Hand woven raw silk belt and then dyed with Marigold flowers. You can either wear the belt wrapped around the entire cape to turn it into a blouse or wear the back open like a cape.
Each piece is handmade by me and comes with a two week ship time. Due to the handmade nature each belt and cape will have slight variations
*Cochineal is a scale insect from which the natural dye carmine is derived. A primarily sessile parasite native to tropical and subtropical South America as well as Mexico and Arizona, this insect lives on cacti in the genus Opuntia, feeding on plant moisture and nutrients. These insects are found on the pads of prickly pear cacti, then are brushed off and dried to make dye.