1. This is how the hand-stamped silk sarongs are created. The fern design was created by Pareo Island owner, Pam Soderberg. We gave it to the metal worker who crafted the bronze stamp used in the process. It is a work of art in itself!
2. The fabric is painted the lighter color (or white) and then stretched. The artisan dips the bronze stamp into the hot wax and places it precisely onto the streched fabric. No drips! Pam looks on, admiring the skill of the textile worker.
3. The darker color is painted on, covering the lighter color where there is no wax. The wax acts as a resist against the dark color, and when it is washed out, the design remains.