Each piece of silk is stretched onto a frame like a canvas. Next, the “gutta” resist is applied using a squeeze bottle with a stainless steel tip to create the design. The silk dyes are carefully applied using watercolor brushes. The artist uses only the finest French dyes which give the pieces the most vibrant colors available, and make the silk the softest to the touch. They’re completely colorfast and washable. Ideal for sailing lifestyles.
Nautical Silks can be displayed as treasured works of art or worn as luxurious fashion accessories, or even better, both.
- 100% silk fabric combines elegance, durability and easy care
- Easy to pack
- Hand washable and color fast
- Hand-rolled hem
- 4 colors
- 3 styles
- Unlimited possibilities
- 14 x 72 inches
Maritime Signal Flags – a brief history
The need for ship-to-ship communications has existed since man took to the sea. The creation of signal flags extended communication beyond the range of the human voice. Visual communication systems developed over the centuries, slowly evolving into codes of letters and numbers. By the late 1800’s most maritime nations used variations of the International Code of Signals, developed in 1857 by he British Board of Trade. The United Nations International Maritime Organization standardized the International Code in 1965. The names of each flag (Foxtrot, Mike, Romeo, etc.) were chosen so they would not be confused with other, similar sounding words. These flags and phonetic names are widely used by yacht race committees, pleasure yachts and ships to signal one another.