ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Hand Painted Silk Scarves Versus the Designer Alternative

Updated on August 25, 2015

If we ever decide to invest in the purchase of a new silk scarf, we soon discover there is a wide range of available products. If you are looking for inexpensive silk accessories, you can opt for machine-printed patterns. These are available at most retail stores. Of both a higher quality and price are the designer scarves. They bear the names of Hermes, Chanel, Gucci and similar brand signatures. Nevertheless, in spite of the greater price, these items typically consist of a printed, limited pattern. The higher price is the result of some small individualistic handcraftsmanship e.g.  some one has often hand stitched the product around its edges.

There is another kind of silk scarf available on the market. These are hand-painted. It would seem logical if these spectacular accessories, the product of a creative artist’s time, effort and skill, would be the most expensive. This is not the case. The cost is identical to if not less than that commanded by designer labeled silk scarves.

This leads to the question. “What is the difference and the advantage of purchasing a hand-painted silk scarf rather than a brand named one?”  When you buy a designer scarf, you purchase one of a limited design item. In other words, you and hundreds of others have the same scarf. Women all over the world, as soon as they see their favorite personality sporting such a design, purchase it. The result is everyone and her sister is walking around wearing an identical product. A hand-painted silk scarf, on the other hand, is a one-off. It is unique and allows you to be an individual.

There is another major differentiation between designer and hand-dyed silk scarves. If you opt for a hand crafted silk scarf, you are able to choose from a wide range in colors, hues and patterns. With designer scarves, the selection is limited. As a result, the one suitable for your coloring may not be available – ever. This is never the case with hand painted originals. Silk scarves are available to suit the tastes, skin color and outfits of everyone.

The quality of silk used in both types of silk scarves is excellent grade. Yet, the process of reproducing the design differs greatly. Designer scarves feature machine printed patterns. This makes them inferior to the hand-dyed, painted and created silk scarves.  It is a matter of the quality of workmanship. The time, effort and care in the rendition of these hand-produced accessories make them truly quality, luxurious products.

Most women do not purchase a silk scarf every day. A decision to do so does not go ahead without some serious thought. If it is going to prove costly, women need to look at the variables involved. A special accessory need not be an unnecessary expenditure. It can be worth its money in terms of usage and fashion. Overall, a sumptuous, hand painted silk scarf provides the best value and the most unique fashion statement for the least cost.

This hub brought to you...

by Julie-Ann Amos, professional writer, and owner of international writing agency

Why not create your own HubPages? It's fun and you can make revenue from Adsense and other revenue streams on your pages. JOIN HUBPAGES NOW

This work is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this licence, visit or send a letter to CreativeCommons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California94105, USA.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)