Artificial Silk Flowers rose bouquet16327934-random-color $19.00
A pretty bouquet of flowers for her, your friend, your mother. It will always be nice! A Christmas gift idea, simple, original and unusual. Buy now our Artificial Silk Flowers rose bouquet and get free shipping in your country.
- Type: Rose
- Material: Silk
- Includes: 1 bunch flower ( Each bunch has 5 flower heads )
- Diameter: 6cm
- Length: 30cm
- Culture: Western ( more traditional gifts )
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- Delivery: Epacket ( Pretty well-packaged cardboard )
Silk Flowers History
About 1,500 years ago, the Chinese began using silk to craft artificial flowers, too. Such finery was not enjoyed by the masses. Early on, the ladies of the Imperial Palace ordered silk flowers to be worn in their hair.
The trend spread to the well-off outside the palace, and when trade routes to Japan and Korea opened, it gained popularity in those countries and beyond. Fast ahead to the 12thcentury when Italian merchants also began crafting artificial flowers using silkworm cocoons.
Though the Italians were the originators on the European mainland, their French neighbours soon followed suit. The French mastered the art of making artificial flowers and quickly surpassed the flower-making abilities of the Italians.
By the 15th century, French-made faux flowers were considered the best. Following the French Revolution, many artisans fled to England, spreading their craft to the British. Finally, English settlers brought silk flowers to America.
The silk flower business simmered for a couple of centuries until the Victorian Era was born in the late 19th century. With the opulence of this era came lavish floral arrangements of both faux and live flowers. Many were made of silk, but craftsmen used a number of other materials to make them too, including satin, velvet, muslin, cambric, crepe, and gauze.
By 1920, florists were supplementing live blooms with silk flowers to make up for shortages when flowers were out of season. Today, the polyester and plastic materials used to make silk flowers give them durability and vibrancy that was unheard of in bygone eras.
Modern silk flowers, instead of being an artistic rendition of the real thing, so closely mirror live blooms that many can’t tell the difference without a very close look. If you’d like flowers with a little staying power, don’t be afraid to give silk varieties a try!