Many printed scarves are created using computers and machines to create the designs. Instead, Lua uses classically trained artisans to hand paint our exclusive designs to luxurious silk scarves. On average, a Lua scarf features 10-12 different colors, creating their one-of-a-kind and recognizably colorful appearance. That design needs to be translated to the process of hand painting the scarves. Working on one scarf at a time, each artisan stretches the silk fabric over a wooden frame. Richly mixed color ink then applied to the fabric by hand with various painter brushes, sponges, and at time wood blocks. The colors are allowed to dry, then they are “fixed” into place with steam.
The individual attention to each hand-crafted item is what makes these scarves so very special. Creating one of these luxury scarves can take upwards of 2 months, but customers appreciate the care and quality taken to create these luxurious accessories.