About the Flags
Silk Willows are made of 5 momme weight Habotai Silk (with the exception of size small standard flags which are made of a heavier 8 momme weight silk for better wear and tear), also known as China Silk. Each flag has a flexible rod encased in a sheath on the edge of the flag. Because it is encased, the rod is not removable. Due to the flexibility of these rods, they are much more forgiving when they hit a wall (or a person!) than a traditional wooden or metal rod. With the proper handling and care, you should not have to worry about the rod becoming damaged. However, should any damage happen, please contact us and we’ll repair it at the cost of materials.
I chose the name Willow for it’s meaning and for the picture that comes in my mind when I hear the word. I think of a weeping willow tree first of all, and how it blows so freely in the breeze. The limbs on a willow tree are soft and malleable. When I looked up the definition of willow, it says: …a tree that has graceful, flexible branches. Willow is also a name that means slender and graceful. So, it fit my vision perfectly.
If (actually when) your flags become wrinkled, you can definitely iron them! Just take care to keep the iron moving so you don’t scorch your silk. Your flags will have already been washed with a special detergent after the dyeing process is complete. Should you spill something on your flag, gently wipe it with a warm rag (water only please) and allow it to air dry. The dye has been set, so you do not have to worry about it losing its color.
For storage, some people like to hang them up by the rod edge using a clothes hanger that hangs pants or skirts. I keep my personal flags wrapped (the way you will receive them in the mail) and stored in a bag. Either way is fine, though letting them hang prevents some wrinkling.
Please direct any other questions about care to the Contact Us form and your inquiry will be answered as soon as possible.