The Way by Hefferlin

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The Way is an image of homecoming for me. A return to the water, a return to a richer way ofliving, a return to the birthplace of my grandmother, and to beloved cousins. More literally, it is an expression of residual bliss from a midnight summer swim in Lago Maggiore near Locarno, Switzerland. Not pictured are the pair of swans who glided silently around me. 

  • Designed by Melissa Hefferlin using relief printing, 2016 

  • 100% Silk Satin 16mm 

  • Printed in China

  • Dry clean or carefully hand wash in cool water. 

  • Lie flat to dry, away from the sun 


Serithea is brought to you by Melissa Hefferlin and Daud Akhriev. 

We met pursuing an education at the historic Russian Academy of Fine Art in Saint Petersburg (the Soviet Union's "Leningrad" at that time) at the end of the Cold War. Melissa hailed from the mountains of Tennessee, Daud from the Caucasus Mountains of Southern Russia. A passion to make art brought us together from disparate parts of the globe, and for thirty years we have been (and continue to be) professional fine artists, dividing our time between Andalusia, Spain and Tennessee, USA. 2016 sent us a hunger to make art wearable.

Lovers of rugs, scarves and textiles of all kinds, Daud's family mourns beloved heirlooms lost in the wars after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Melissa's people include architects, quilters, seamstresses and women who lovingly pass down a pair of foreign earrings, a grandmother's Hermes scarf, a fine pair of brogues.

We, too, want to create heirlooms to be worn against the skin. We hope that your life and the lives of those you love are enriched by Serithea's offerings.


We want our customers completely content and loyal for life. If you are not satisfied with your Serithea heirloom you may return it in perfect condition for a refund of your purchase price. Our scarves are carefully hand-packed before traveling to you via priority mail with a tracking number.