This modal/cashmere scarf is printed with the a slice of human scalp tissue, stained and examined with light microscopy.
This section is cut through the dermis of the scalp. The dermis is the lower (or innermost) layer of the two layers that make up the skin, the other being the epidermis. The dermis contains hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, blood vessels and lymph vessels. The section is cut tangentially in a plane +/- parallel to the skin surface. Hair follicles (blue and bright red circles) are observed in transverse sections on the left hand side, sebaceous glands are shown as pink masses and groups of sweat ducts are seen as patches of small dark blue circles, all of which are embedded in a matrix of blue collagen fibres. The right hand side is dominated by adipose tissue (fat), as white spaces among which are scattered hair follicles and groups of sweat glands.
The scarf is made from a soft modal & cashmere blend with a hand fringed hem and measures 130cm X 130cm
The original histology slide is courtesy of Spike Walker, Wellcome images