This is a scarf I did before leaving home... waves of turquoise, navy blue and lilac on my favorite silk - jacquard. The photo below is a close up of the unpainted silk. The jacquard weave forms the leaf pattern, and it's where the silk fibers have a satiny shine on the surface. They're still white, but the pattern shows up when light hits the silk a certain way. The lighter-looking background is where the silk fibers have a flatter, less shiny surface.
So when jacquard silk is dyed, you get 2 layers of pattern, which makes it really interesting. And the leaf pattern appears and disappears as you look at it from different angles.
The whole scarf. It measures 8" x 54", available in my Artfire store.