Masoandro Silk Scarf

This shimmering scarf's golden tones are naturally dyed with saffron root.   "Masoandro" means "sun" in Madagascar, and this shining beauty will be the star of your outfit.

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

This scarf is made from two species of silk including wild Borocera silk, a wild species of silkworm which is only found in Madagascar.  Only natural dyes are used, such as saffron root for the rich gold color.  The white yarn is undyed Mulberry silk and the linen-colored yarn is undyed wild Borocera silk.  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 in cool water 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.