Lovely Teal, White, Chartreuse, and Rose Pink Striped Floral and Leafy Burnout Silk Chiffon: Vintage Indian Traditional Weaving BTY

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This fabric is from a vintage silk sari, a sheer, thin, delicate burnout chiffon. The background color is off-white, with the stripes softened by the white. While the overall fabric is matte, with that ever-so-slightly gritty or nubby feel of any of the twist-spun thread fabrics, the floral, leafy patterns that remain from the burnout are shiny and white, with the merest hints of the colors of the chiffon. Great effects! And because this fabric is so sheer, the pattern appears more complex when it overlays another layer, so that different parts of the patterns, both woven and dyed, are partially seen behind. The entire fabric is soft and drape-y.

The fabric is about 44" wide, and this listing is for one yard. Three (total) are available; if you would like a continuous piece of more than one yard let me know and I will set it up. This is a used sari, and there may a bit of wear, especially along the very bottom of the hem edge..

Please note: for bookkeeping reasons, I prefer Paypal although Etsy now requires that I accept other forms of payment through their system. If you pay with Paypal, I will refund 10% of your entire purchase price, plus any overage on your shipping charge. Thanks for understanding!

The sari is the traditional women's dress of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This is vintage sari fabric. During its time it was worn and may have developed damage I haven't spotted. I am no expert on silk or saris, just a collector and fiber artist with a deep love of beautiful textiles. But I have been collecting and working with silks and saris for a number of years, so feel free to ask any questions you might have and I will tell you what I know.

I have fibromyalgia, I don't have the energy to iron, this is vintage fabric and so has been both worn and/or stored for years. I have not noticed any stains or spots, but it may have age- or storage-related imperfections. When I find these, I state them. As usual for used, vintage items, this is sold "as is."

Shipping is by first class mail and is uninsured. Should you wish it insured or sent by Priority, convo me. If sent uninsured I can not be held responsible should something go wrong in the shipping. I don't accept returns unless the item has been grossly misrepresented, but please let me know if you are unhappy with it when you receive it. If there is a problem, please contact me before leaving negative feedback. I prefer to have happy, satisfied customers! Thanks.

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