This is silk ribbon that has been hand dyed with alkanet and iron.It is approximately 2 inches wide by 72 inches long. The colour is a soft grey purple. The colour is not solid but slightly varied throughout the piece. There is a shimmer to the fabric which shows the differences in the colors.The edges are raw. I have tried to pull off the excess threads but some might work out.The ribbon has been machine washed cold and air dried. I use these on my own clothes, therefore machine washable is a must. However, if bleach is added, the colour will not stay true.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I will get back to you as soon as I can.