painting process, as I understand, is complex and laborious.
Essentially, it is a three-step process, and sometimes three
factories are involved in the production of the garment. First,
white silk is stretched on long frames and hand painted and dyed
in the painting workshop. Second, the cloth is sent to another
factory for curing and steam processing. Third, the tailoring
factory cuts and sews the garment.
silk scarves are more commonly available, because they are
relatively easy to make. But putting these designs precisely on
a gown or chemise would require significant coordination between
the painter and the tailor. So far, I had only seen hand
painted caftans or nightshirts
and certainly not in the
quality offered by this new brand.
I wouldn't be
too surprised to soon find these products at a Beverly Hills
at 5 times the current price!