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Hand-painted Floral Cotton Scarf from Costa Rica, 'Sunflower'

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Hand-painted Floral Cotton Scarf from Costa Rica, 'Sunflower'

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Layer this delicate scarf under a trench coat for a spring-ready look or get creative with it and use it as a head wrap. Carmen Fuentes hand-paints a watercolor sunflower design on a soft cotton fabric.

Carmen has transformed her love of painting into creating wearable pieces of art. She uses materials that are recycled, reclaimed, or locally sourced, and often colors them with all-natural pigments. Outside of her art, Carmen has dedicated her life to educating people on the importance of preserving Costa Rica's rich natural resources through her work for local environmental non-profits.

Made in Costa Rica

  • 100% cotton
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Eco-Friendly: crafted with sustainable and biodegradable textile fibers
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 58 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 177.8 cm L x 25.4 cm W
  • 70" L x 10" W
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Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Carmen Fuentes from Central America.

 

Meet the Artist

Carmen Fuentes

Carmen Fuentes

"My art contributes by carrying a message about the conservation of the environment."

“I am Carmen Fuentes Brenes, an enterprising and optimistic person. I enjoy spending time with my family and taking care... of my garden. I was born in Turrialba, Costa Rica in 1956. I always liked drawing and painting. I lived with my family in a place near an old railway station where there were gardens, and I went there with my sister to collect flowers. Their color and aroma caught my attention. My mother liked to sew, and one of my sisters liked to paint just like me. Despite having difficult times due to economic situations, I have been able to overcome them with the support of my family.

“I began to dedicate myself to the art world after working for several years as a clerk in environmental protection institution. While there I began to see photos of places in nature and the efforts to conserve the environment. I dedicated myself to learning different painting techniques and their applications. I really like to express my love for nature through art. Then I started making crafts, to bring this message through smaller, easier-to-buy pieces. I made my first work with vegetable dyes on paper; then I gave it to a relative and she still has it. I became interested in this art because that way I can transmit a message of conservation of the environment. I like to paint, and I love what I do.

“I have had my own business for 10 years. I dream of seeing my company grow and creating job opportunities. I learned to do these works first by reading and researching. Then I entered institutions that teach drawing and painting, as well as art galleries. I learned different techniques and have also shared my knowledge in my community. I had to save to buy materials and receive training. I have received two honorable mentions in painting contests.

“The materials I use are easy to find. The cotton fabric is manufactured in the country; and the brushes, stationery and other supplies I buy locally. The sewn garments I prepare personally, and sometimes I use recycled materials. My art contributes by carrying a message about the conservation of the environment. The paints I use are water-based, and water is used carefully.

“The most beautiful part of my job is the challenge of designing and then creating. I am inspired by nature and everything related to coffee culture. My art is related to Costa Rican flora, the variety of species and the coffee tradition. I want to take a message of our culture, joy and color from my country to different parts of the world.

“Despite the fact that it has been difficult to establish myself as a craftswoman due to the economy and technological innovation, I am grateful that you have given me the opportunity to live this beautiful experience. All my products are made with a lot of dedication and love. I hope you enjoy them.”

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
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BUST / CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

WAIST

Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.

LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

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