Pillow Puff Patchwork Scrunchie
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Wrap up your tresses into a sweet patchwork scrunchie. For the ultimate sexy chilling, match your scrunchie to your pillow puff dream squish friend.
Hand-dyed, hand-sewn pillows are made by Ariel Bader-Shamai from the unique, blobby universe of Okay Shoe.
*Each scrunchie is hand made and therefore one of a kind! Expect a unique variation in the scrunchie you receive.
The Pink fabrics is first dyed in a flower bundle process (picked flowers sprinkled all over the fabric, rolled up and steamed for hours) which gives it the darker splotches. They are then dyed with cochineal. Cochineal is what produces the overlayer of pink, it is a dye produced from a scale insect indigenous to South and Central America. Cochineal is said to have been used in Mesoamerican cultures as far back as 2000 BCE used in textiles, paints, and medicines. Aztec women would stain their teeth with this as a beauty ritual! There's a really interesting and also colonial history of this dyestuff! Cochineal can produce a range of hues from deep reds and magentas to lighter shades of pink, as was achieved here.
The Yellow fabric is dyed with onion skins. Onion skin dye has been used for food and cloth colouring for a long time in parts of Europe and throughout Middle Eastern countries. It was also used by ancient Egyptians for hair lightening and in teas. Onion skins can produce a range of hues from green to yellow to orange-y pink and a nice spectrum in between.