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hellebore


 
The shantung version of our popular "Blackberry" dupioni, this mauve-and-black cross-pollination is the sartorial incarnation of the exotic - and poisonous! - winter flower! A member of the buttercup family, Hellebore comes from the Greek Helleborus, and translates literally to "injure food" - indeed, it was famously used as a poison! Most notoriously, the ancient Greeks successfully used it to sabotage a besieged city's water supply. Since then, Hellebore has held a shadowy place in the flower world. Full of magic, mystery, and danger, this flower is a gothic delight whose lovely dark coloring draws us into the darkness with it...

our price:$27.00


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Small Sample - $1.50 (2.5" x 2.75")
Large Sample - $4.00 (4.5" x 4.5")

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The shantung version of our popular "Blackberry" dupioni, this mauve-and-black cross-pollination is the sartorial incarnation of the exotic - and poisonous! - winter flower!  A member of the buttercup family, Hellebore comes from the Greek Helleborus, and translates literally to "injure food" - indeed, it was famously used as a poison!  Most notoriously, the ancient Greeks successfully used it to sabotage a besieged city's water supply.  Since then, Hellebore has held a shadowy place in the flower world.  Full of magic, mystery, and danger, this flower is a gothic delight whose lovely dark coloring draws us into the darkness with it...

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