Batik Silk Scarf ‘Midnight Owl’ by Claire Rudin


‘Midnight Owl’ Silk Batik Scarf 205 x 50cm.
Limited Edition print (1/100) of my original hand painted silk batik.
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This scarf came about as a commission from someone close to me, the request was simply a scarf with an owl. I loved the free rein that this gave me and as I started researching and sketching I knew that it would have to be an owl swooping silently through the night sky.  The moon back lit the owl, so I could keep to muted colours, yet bring in the glow from the light spreading across the blues of the night. As I was designing the scarf I wanted an image that  looked great flat, but also one that worked when  wearing the scarf. The feathered patterns on the wings, combined with the oak branch, leaves and acorns created the desired effect.

All my work is hand drawn batik, I use tjantings (a metal tool for ‘drawing’ the wax) and hot wax with procion cold water dyes. With batik, you work backwards, a bit like a photographic negative, blocking out the lightest colour first and working through the layers, until you reach the darkest colour. It’s a fascinating process originating in Indonesia.

As my designs take many days to complete. this scarf comes as a limited edition print and is 1 of 100. I was given kind permission to reproduce this scarf, which I have done using digital printing technology.  The quality of the printing is excellent and the dyes completely colour fast.  The scarf can be washed gently with mild detergent in warm water. The size is generous at 205cm x 50cm, adding a little extra warmth and a splash of colour in the winter.

You will receive your scarf in a gift box.





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  • Store Name: Claire Rudin Batik
  • Seller: Claire Rudin Batik
  • I have lived and travelled widely. Wiltshire, Malawi and Hong Kong were childhood homes, then meeting my aid worker husband continued my travels to Rwanda, Khartoum ,  Jerusalem and Ghana. At college a specialism in textiles, combined with a trip to  Indonesia, ignited my fascination with batik. My tjanting and batik  pot have travelled the world  with me and now settled back in Cambridge influences  from my travels  find  their way into much  of  my work.  A recurring  theme  is  a celebration of  cultural  diversity. The process  of  batik  also  represents a cross cultural element, rooted  in  the  Sultans  palaces  of  Indonesia  and  spread throughout  villages, craft workshops and  artists’  studios  in the Far and Middle East, Central Asia, India , Africa  and  more recently  the  West.  My  work  has  exhibited  in  National  and  International exhibitions  and  is  in  private  collections  worldwide. Now  living  in  Cambridge, I take  part  in  Cambridge  Open Studios biannually and  have  exhibited  recently  with  the  Batik  Guild, The Make  Gallery and  at  the  Textiles  East  Fair. My  work  is  available  at  Primavera  Gallery  in  Cambridge, The  Art  in  the  Heart  online  Maketplace  and  The  Coach House  Gallery  in  Guernsey. My  aim  is  to  be  able  to  share some  of  the  beauty  and rich  cultural influences  that  I  have  been  lucky  enough  to encounter  through  creating  my  batik  scarves  and  paintings.
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