Flowers made of silk date as far back as early 27th century BC, by the Chinese, and made from the same fabric as their clothes.
Around 1325 the Italians began making artificial flowers. By the 14th century, French silk flowers were all the rage in the old world and the French continued to improve both the quality of the flower and the fabric from which it was made. The better made of these artificial flowers are made botanically correct, and were created first by dissecting the flower and recreating it as closely as possible.
There are increasingly better looking and affordable silk flowers and greenery available today to grace your home for many years. Choose classic flower colors for a timeless look. Fashion them into a bouquet. Many brides are starting to purchase silk bridal bouquets for their wedding, which keep forever. Don’t let wondering how you’ll clean them stop you from adding these lovely additions to your home. Cleaning them is as easy as using a silk flower spray or put salt in a bag with the flowers and shake them clean.