Sunday, December 7, 2008

Featured in Shop Local Israel on Etsy Storque

Galilee Silks features in the Etsy Storque article Shop Local Israel with Rafya Have a look at this pitch for the talented Etsians from Israel!!
Here in the picture part of our talented Galilee Silks team!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Get Ready for the Holidays!!

Galilee Silks certainly is.
Our handpainted Pure Silk fashion, our Glass Jewelry, make lovely gifts for the Holidays and all occasions.

We celebrate with you!!
We thought about it and offer you now a FREE handpainted pure silk scarf on $50 purchase [ or more] from Galilee Silks Fashion store or our Silks Fashion Etsy store.
Just follow one of the links and browse through our unique hand created gifts.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Glass Jewelry and Fine Art Silk Fashion

We have the first Art Glass Jewelry online in our Galilee Silk Fashion store!

All glass is hand painted in 6 beautiful color combinations.
The jewelry complements beautifully our Silk Fashion creations! Check it out! So far necklaces and earrings, with more to come!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Jewelry complements Galilee Silk Fashion

We are grearing up to add beautiful handmade glass artisan jewelry to our Galilee Silk Fashion online shop Here is an example of these beautiful handmade glass items which will spice up any outfit and complement our Galilee Silks fashion line.

This is a choker with a handmade glass pendant in light blues

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Very soon expanding our Galilee Silks Product range

Very soon we will be offering glass jewelry in our Galilee Silks Fashion store. The perfect addition for our beautiful silk clothing and scarves. They will make lovely gifts for occasions or just indulge yourself with a unique handmade glass item. There will be glass necklaces with matching earrings and more.
Stay tuned and in the meantime visit our Galilee Silks shop with handpainted beautiful silk fashion.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New T-shirt Silk Appliques

Today we are adding new handpainted silk applique T-shirt designs to our collection in the Silk fashion shop. Great for nature lovers and the eco aware. These T-shirts make lovely special gifts, the style and design are very unique and high quality. Just like all other silk fashion and judaica items made by Galilee Silks! Come have a look at our shirts!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Silk fashion Updates

Our Galilee Silk Fashion store has been updated with new garments:
silk skirts, silk pants and long silk jackets.

All can be combined with our T-shirts and scarves. Various dazzling color combinations by colorchart.
All handpainted silk at very reasonable pricing!
Come have a peek in our Silk fashion store!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Practical Silk info

Every so often we receive mail for our customers which concerns care for the purchased silk clothing or our silk Judaica.
We posted this message with some practical silk info first on our Galilee Silks Judaica blog
about stain removal from silk and other delicate materials!

Thank you for this nice informative community website where we found the answer.
Its all about corn starch, who would guess..

We cannot use the content of this article but are allowed a link to it, so just click the following link:

Saturday, May 31, 2008

T-Shirts with silk applique

The lovely T-shirts with silk applique from Galilee Silks are real high quality wearables. The black or off-white T-shirts between sizes xs to xl come with different Israel and Biblical themed appliques silk with a metallic contour. For example the nice irises which are native protected wild flowers in Israel. Or the sheaves and pommegranates , both mentioned in the Bible and grown crops and fruits in the land of Israel.

Our T-shirts with silk applique can be obtained with a matching silk crepe georgette vest, which turns this outfit right away in something unique for any event or occasion.

Above that our unique style silk T-shirt and open vest sets are suitable for women all ages, from petite to plus size.

Come check it out in our store: Galilee Silks Fashion

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Galilee Silks First Newsletter is out

Today galilee Silks has a new addition! We sent out our first Galilee Silks Newsletter.
Here we will recommend new additions to our Silk Fashion and Judaica textile lines and future deals.
We mailed to our existing customer and registered user list to our various websites and online stores. You are very welcome to subscribe!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Silk Scarves by Galilee Silks

The Spring time season and summer are great seasons for gorgeous soft and vibrant hand painted Galilee Silks silk scarves in all their different sizes.
We have a narrow longs silk scarf, a square head scarf, a wider neck scarf and the largest a silk sarong.

All can be orderd in the various color combinations and are custom made.
Galilee Silks ships worldwide from the studio in Israel.

Usually the hand painting of the silk and the sewing of the silk scarf takes 7 days. 14 days has to be counted for delivery.

Allthough it seems a long time, it is worth the wait.

Galilee Silks scarves and other handpainted silk fashion or Judaica are enjoyed by many happy customers.
You may purchase our silk scarves through
our Etsy shop
our Silk Fashion store
Galilee Silks main site

We have attractive wholesale pricing for vendors. Just email us and we will send you our wholesale pricelist.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Happy 60th Independance Day!

Galilee Silks wishes all of Israel Happy 60th Independance Day!
May the coming year bring us Peace with our neighbours and progress.

We hope to see you in one of our online stores for unique fashionable and religious authentic gifts from Galilee Israel.
Visit for our fashion pages.
Visit for our Judaica
Christian oriented gifts can be found on

Galilee Silks supplies to vendors at attractive prices and we are open for customized orders and ideas.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Featuring Silk Fashion

The 70's styles are back in Fashion trends. Galilee Silks Poncho's and silk scarves fit perfectly in these new trends. The poncho with it free drape style comes in three different designs.

Very elegant in wear, handpainted from pure silk crepe georgette Galilee Silks ponchos make a statement where ever you go and at any occassion.

The light weight silk fabric is cooling in summer and warming in winter. Perfect for the in between seasons and evenings.

Galilee Silks poncho's are very reasonably priced a handpainted custom designed silk poncho is within reach. Pay a visit to Galilee Silks websites and to get an idea.

Monday, April 14, 2008

History of Silk

The Silkroad Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1996, to promote the study and preservation of cultures and art on Inner Asia and the Silk Road published a facinating article about the History of Silk.

Galilee Silks silk fashion creations are a followup of an ancient process Sericulture or silk production has a long and colorful history unknown to most people. For centuries the West knew very little about silk and the people who made it. Pliny, the Roman historian, wrote in his Natural History in 70 BC "Silk was obtained by removing the down from the leaves with the help of water…". For more than two thousand years the Chinese kept the secret of silk altogether to themselves. It was the most zealously guarded secret in history.


Chinese legend gives the title Goddess of Silk to Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, wife of the mythical Yellow Emperor, who was said to have ruled China in about 3000 BC. She is credited with the introduction of silkworm rearing and the invention of the loom. Half a silkworm cocoon unearthed in 1927 from the loess soil astride the Yellow River in Shanxi Province, in northern China, has been dated between 2600 and 2300 BC. Another example is a group of ribbons, threads and woven fragments, dated about 3000 BC, and found at Qianshanyang in Zhejiang province. More recent archeological finds - a small ivory cup carved with a silkworm design and thought to be between 6000 and 7000 years old, and spinning tools, silk thread and fabric fragments from sites along the lower Yangzi River – reveal the origins of sericulture to be even earlier. Read the whole article here

Galilee Silks silk fashion creations are a followup of this ancient silk processing and art form!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Judaica Etsy Treasury by Galileesilks

Wheehee!! We made a Judaica Treasury on and offcourse put a Tallit by Galilee Silks in there! Check it out and ....Etsians...Vote for this great Treasury . Thanks!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fashion 2008 - Galilee Silks fits the 70's and 80' style?

The following interesting article is about the Top Fashion trends for 2008.
Does Galilee Silks fasion fit the trend? What do you say?

Fashion Forward 2008- The Top Hot Fashion Trends by Megan Hazel

You probably can't recall who said it, but whoever first uttered that fashion comes full circle every 30 years or so was not too far off. This season on the runway is reminiscent of the flowing 70s in both fabric and style. We are seeing much more of the long skirt and much less of the micro mini. Materials like silk and chiffon, which tend to flow and gather, are much more popular for Spring 2008 than fabrics like cotton or denim which tend to hold shape and stay stiffer in appearance. The word for the season is feminine, feminine, feminine! The exception to this seems to be in outerwear, where rubber is oddly back in style. Indoors, though, thin little belts, hats, and scarves are also popular and a throwback to the 70s as well as being womanly. Don't despair, though - some things from last season are still popular and can be recycled for this season. Accessories like metallic bags and clutches, as well as sequins and some of the longer pencil skirts can still be worn with confidence. Dresses with color blocks are still around as well, left over from last season and still cute. Headbands are still a popular accessory as well.

Sheers are in this year as a fabric style, which works well with the flow-y nature of the season. Pairing a sheer shirt over a camisole with denim jeans is a great casual look. In fact, a sheer scarf works with almost anything this season. Especially cute is the above-mentioned shirt and jeans with a little scarf and dressy sneakers. "Dressy sneakers" are another big hit this year, which will keep your feet happy as you get to be comfortable and stylish at the same time. Low-lying, patterned variety sneakers with ties that sport the best of brand names are the most popular for the young trendsetter.

Speaking of patterns, big bold prints such as tropical themes and jungle prints are back. For whatever reason, and it seems to happen every several years, tribal and jungle themes like leopard prints and zebra stripes make their way back to the runway. This year is no exception. Color is back, and black is out, at least for now. Last year, brown was the new black, and this year it is muted silver and grey that's all the rage when you want to opt for a non-color.

What about shoes, you ask? Pointy-toe pumps are back! Not that they ever really went out of style, but they certainly came second to the flip flop, the ballet slipper, and other such cutesy flat footwear, along with the rounded toe pump. Also noteworthy is what's in store for later on in the season. Fall 2008 promises to be chock full of the "bigger is better" theory. Bigger, chunkier heels, bigger, longer boots, and bigger and heavier accessories on the shoes themselves such as thick buckles and chains should be on your radar for footwear.

Of course, if we are going to talk shoes we must talk shades. Still popular, especially with the Divas, are the ever-present round and dark sunglasses that cover most of your face. The celebrities, of course, brought this trend to the forefront of fashion and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere anytime soon. Also popular though, is the blue lens which seemed to disappear for a while. This lens is more appropriate with a smaller frame than with the oversized shades discussed. The RayBan Wayfarers, so popular in the 80s, also seem to be making a comeback this year.

Last but by no means least, there could not be a fashion article written about what's hot for 2008 without mentioning jeans. Designer denim continues to be the hottest thing around. We all know that True Religion, Citizens of Humanity, Buffalo, Seven for all Mankind and Lucky have become standard, almost run-of-the mill designer jeans. Even though they cost upward of $200.00, they are still the 'norm'. Slightly more pricey is Diesel, and this brand continues to be popular as well. Relative newcomers, though, are some of the names that were actually around long before these newbies even existed. Yves St. Laurent, Donna Karan, and some of the more elite designer's names are being plastered on the derrieres of the most discriminating fashionistas this season. As for jean style and cut, the zipper-ankle and straight-leg varieties that were popular in the 80s are making a comeback. Expect to see them on the legs of the trendsetters this fall.

This season proves to be an interesting and eclectic mix of 70s and 80s styles. This may seem contradictory, but the feminine nature of the season's styles pulls from flowing 70s fabrics and cuts and seems to just use a hint of 80s metal and accessory - and it's a hit.

About the Author

Megan Hazel is a freelance writer who writes about trends and fashion topics, similar to what consumers read in Lucky Magazine

Monday, March 31, 2008

New Silk Fashion Store launched

Dear Readers,
Galilee Silks new fashion store has been launched. Our, by Zencart
powered ,Galilee Silks fashion Store is set up for a smooth shopping experience where with a few clicks you will be able to purchase a gorgeous silk scarf or that fancy silk poncho and naturally the lovely T-shirt Vest combos.

Open freely an account and subscribe to our newsletter with Galilee Silks specials.
We hope Galilee Silks fashion Store will bring us many new customers and ideas.
Come have a look!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Silk Fashion necklaces

A hot desert wind is blowing for the second day here in Galilee, Israel and temperatures reach 38C [100.4 F] and I can only think of Galilee Silks fashion silk necklaces.
Real lovely beauties of the softest hand painted silk in vibrant colors.
Silk strands with one or more pewter beads or glass pendants for a real unique accent on your outfit.
Galilee Silks recommends: one of our silk applique T-shirts with a matching open sleeveless vest from hand painted silk crepe georgette and one of our lovely silk necklaces.

You will stand out! Have a look in the main shop at Galilee Silks Fashion.

Warmly recommended,
by Silky

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Silk Fashion in different times I

This 19 th century silk garment we found online in the Fashion Museum, believe it or not this was once silk fashion!

Silk pelisse, 1810 - 1815
The pelisse was a type of light overcoat fashionable at this time. It was cut on similar lines to the dress, with a short waistline, long sleeves and a high neck. This pelisse is made of a soft twilled silk called ‘sarsenet’ (often mentioned by Jane Austen in her novels and letters of the same period). These coats were usually lined and were sometimes interlined with lambswool so they were probably warmer than they might appear.

We can conclude that nothing reminds us of the lovely lightweight breezy designs of for example the Lola collection by our studio Galilee Silks

Monday, March 10, 2008

Galilee Silks 7 days of creation

The raw silk is fastened over a frame.
The silk is soaked with a water alcohol mixture.
We then apply the special high quality silk dyes after carefully choosing the colors.
After the colors dry, the silk is removed from the frame, the now dyed silk is rolled up in recycled paper. This starts the fixation of the dyes to the fabric.
After a few days the material is rinsed from excess dye.
Then it is ready to be cut and sewn!

Go to our photo gallery on our main site Galilee Silks to view the wonderful process of creating silk from Galilee!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Real Eye catchers

Wikepedia says: A poncho is a simple garment designed to keep the body warm, or if made from an impermeable material, to keep dry during rain. It is essentially a single large sheet of fabric with an opening for the head and sometimes for the arms. Some ponchos, especially those made to ward off rain, also have hoods attached.
Alternative ponchos are now designed as fashion accessories. They are the same shape but of different material. They are designed to look fashionable and be loose and comfortable, rather than ward off cold and rain. These are often made out of wool or yarn, knitted or crocheted. Ponchos with festive designs or colors can be worn at special events as well.

Galilee Silks
makes ponchos out of hand painted Silk Crepe Georgette. Our ponchos are breezy light weight, bright in color with large floral or abstract patterns handpaintyed on front and back. Real eye catchers!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A SpringTime silk scarf

Silk clothing keeps one cool in the summer, and it provides surprising warmth in the winter!
What would be more appropriate for the Spring Time season, where the days get warmer but the evenings can still be chilly?...
A beautiful hand painted soft silk scarf around your neck will give a snug feeling and... will add class and beauty to your outfit at the same time!

Have a look at our colorful silk scarf collection at Galilee Silks.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Galilee SilksT-shirt and Silk Vest combos

Here are some new silk fashion designs for the Spring time season. Recently we expanded our fashion line with new T-shirt and Silk Vest combos. We use nature themes and quotes, for example from the inspiring Song of Songs
The high quality black or off-white T-shirts which come in sizes S,M,L,XL,XXL are decorated with a pure silk applique trimmed with a silver or gold colored metallic contour.
We carry a scala of color combinations
The pure silk vest comes in the same color combination as the silk applique.
T-shirt and vest can each complete separate outfits, from casual to fancy alike.

You can purchase T-shirt and Silk Vest combos and many other fashion items in our Etsy shop or through our main site at

Welcome to Galilee and Silk Fashion

This is our first post and we hope to pull you into our colorful world of silk fashion. We live and work in beautiful Galilee, the place that inspires us and comes to expression in the garments and accessories we create.

Come, visit us at our Etsy shop the meeting place for handmade arts and crafts.