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Carter Smith

Carter Smith has been dyeing one-of-a-kind fabrics since 1965 when he learned tie-dye techniques from his mother. Originally working in silk, he created and sold 30,000 individual stretched pieces and banners, eventually adding to his process over forty new steps that multiplied into over a thousand techniques.

After successfully helping launch the careers of several designers, Carter decided to start making his own clothing, and now sells his hand-dyed original fashions both nationally and internationally. Notables who own his creations include Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Aretha Franklin, Allie McGraw, Alice Walker, Dionne Warwick, Maya Angelou, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Taylor, Goldie Hawn, Jesse Norman, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Anne Austin, Kim Novak, Cassandra Wilson, Mary Travers, Jan Robinson, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, and others.

Today, Carter has over 250 original bias design concepts and creations, and after 40 years and over 200,000 yards of fabric personally dyed by Carter, his passion remains stronger than ever. He has been featured in many publications over the years, most recently in Ornament Magazine (June 2009).

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CARTER SMITH: Silk Shibori Dena Wrap - Snow/Teal/Plum

CARTER SMITH: Silk Shibori Dena Wrap - Snow/Teal/Plum

Hand-dyed shibori silk organza, snow/teal/plum. Can be worn in several different ways. Size: Small/medium.
$770.00

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CARTER SMITH: Silk Shibori K Dress: Red, with Scarf

CARTER SMITH: Silk Shibori K Dress: Red, with Scarf

Hand-dyed shibori. Bias-cut 100% silk double georgette K Dress with scarf, red/green/purple. Size: Medium
$1,400.00

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CARTER SMITH: Silk Shibori Opera Coat

CARTER SMITH: Silk Shibori Opera Coat

An extraordinary garment:  Embroidered, hand-dyed 100% silk shibori opera coat. Reds and blues predominate, with areas of green, rust, purples.  Shown front and rear.  Very roomy and fits sizes medium/small. This is a one-of-a-kind item. Please contact the gallery for further information, and other size or colors.
$2,600.00

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CARTER SMITH: Silk Shibori Vest - Dark Green/Gold

CARTER SMITH: Silk Shibori Vest - Dark Green/Gold

Hand-dyed shibori 100% silk vest, long. Double georgette. Dark Green/Gold. Medium. 22” across shoulders x 54” long.
$650.00

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CARTER SMITH: Silk Shibori K Dress: Blue/Green, with Scarf

CARTER SMITH: Silk Shibori K Dress: Blue/Green, with Scarf

Hand-dyed shibori. Bias-cut 100% silk double georgette K Dress with scarf, blue/green. Size: Large
$1,400.00

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CARTER SMITH: Banner #5

CARTER SMITH: Banner #5

Shibori-dyed double georgette silk banner. Approximately 50"x108". (Shown: Detail)
$2,500.00
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CARTER SMITH: Medium Scarf, blue/pink/taupe

CARTER SMITH: Medium Scarf, blue/pink/taupe

Silk double georgette. Just beautiful! Dimensions: 54" long x 7-1/2" wide.
$120.00

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CARTER SMITH: Medium Scarf, multicolored

CARTER SMITH: Medium Scarf, multicolored

The color combinations in this scarf are simply gorgeous! Silk double georgette. Dimensions: 58" long x 13-1/2" wide.
$110.00

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CARTER SMITH: Mid-Length Black Silk K-Dress

CARTER SMITH: Mid-Length Black Silk K-Dress

Black silk georgette bias cut, mid-calf length K-Dress. We've sung Carter Smith's praises many times, and it's hard to find more superlatives for this artist's consistent and gorgeous work; but let's face it, this go-with-anything bias-cut mid-calf length dress in silk georgette is ready to take you dancing!  Cut to conform to any woman's...
$600.00

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CARTER SMITH: Scarf, black/taupe

CARTER SMITH: Scarf, black/taupe

A sophisticated skinny double georgette silk shibori scarf. Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 69". This item qualifies for FREE SHIPPING.
$60.00

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