Berries scarf, green, purple and pink on silver grey silk

Who doesn’t love to forage for blackberries in the summer? But be careful when you pick them! Manx folklore says the first berries of the season should be left for the fairy folk to eat or the later fruit will be riddled with bugs. Nor should they be eaten after Michaelmas, for it is said that Lucifer marks the occasion of his being cast out of heaven by peeing on blackberry bushes.

The Berries scarf, like the Dragonflies scarf, combines insects and plants. Here an intrepid grasshopper has landed on the brambles.

This scarf is most heavily beaded and combines beadwork with French knots.

The design is repeated on both ends of the scarf.

100% silk crepe de Chine, backed with silk habotai.

25 x 150 cms.