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 traveled 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 traveled 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 the 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 Marketplace 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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