This Children of Lir Silk Scarf is inspired by the wonderful Irish legend ‘The Children of Lir. This is a sad story about King Lir’s four children who were turned into swans by their jealous stepmother. However, there is also an uplifting life lesson to this legend as it shows a father’s love of his children and how the children embraced their cursed change and brought happiness to all who heard their beautiful singing. The four swans depicted on this beautiful scarf represent each of Lir’s children.
The two colours of this large silk scarf are complimentary and work remarkably well. The centre of the scarf is a striking turquoise, which gently blends into the gun metal colour of both ends. The four swans are depicted at one end of the scarf and there are lovely Celtic spirals at the other end. Both designs are in a lovely light grey contrasting very nicely with the darker gun metal.
Approx dimensions: 22 x 90″
Care Instructions: Hand wash and cool iron
As these Irish scarves are handmade and handpainted each one is an original silk and batik painting, which makes your gift completely unique. Note: please allow for screen colour and resolution differences.
This Children of Lir Silk Scarf is the perfect Irish gift for:
- Anniversary gifts (silk is the modern gift for 4th anniversary and the traditional gift for 12th anniversary)
- Mother’s Day Gifts
- New Mother Gifts
- Mother of the Bride Gifts
- Birthday gifts
- Christmas gifts
- Thank you gifts
- Bon Voyage gifts
Children of Lir Silk Scarf. About the Designer, Louise Loughman
Handmade in Co Monaghan by Louise Loughman, who studied Visual Art and Textile Design. Originally Louise specialised in printed textiles, but once she discovered silk painting she never looked back and loves the way the colours flow and blend into each other on the silk. She went on to experiment with the style of batik, an ancient Indonisian craft of using hot wax as a resist to block dyes from going into certain areas of the fabric, she loves the natural fluid flow of drawing with hot wax.
Louise has become an experienced batik artist, painting on silk. Each of her scarves is a handcrafted original piece inspired by Celtic folklore. The colour influence is taken from Ireland’s beautiful floral landscape.
Creating beautiful Irish gifts for women. Handmade in Ireland.