Ala Scarf

This breezy beauty will add a rustic sophistication to any outfit.   "Ala" means "forest" in Madagascar, and this nature-inspired scarf was made to explore the world.   

It is 100% Madagascar silk and completely hand-crafted (hand spun yarn, naturally dyed, and hand woven on a floor loom).  The women of the Solidarity Cooperative craft each piece in their small village in the central highlands of Madagascar. 

This special piece contains two different species of silk: wild Borocera silk which is only found in Madagascar, and cultivated Mulberry silk.  The wild silk yarn is dyed a lovely pewter color.  The Mulberry silk is the off-white yarn, which is it's undyed natural color.   

Only natural dyes are used, such as leaves/bark/clay.  The dyes are fixed and will not run or fade.  This beautiful piece will last a lifetime.  

Your purchase directly helps a weaver in our cooperative support her family.  It also preserves the cultural tradition of silk weaving in Madagascar.

Each piece comes with a lovely tag that tells the story of the silk and has washing instructions.

Washing instructions: Hand-wash with any kind of soap.  Lay flat to dry.  Iron while still damp to give it a lovely sheen. Separately, you can steam iron it on a low-ish setting to refresh it from time to time without washing.  This also gives it a lovely sheen.