This scarf's natural beauty will effortlessly compliment your style- whether you like classic, modern, or rustic- this easy going scarf has got you covered. For this reason, we named it "namana" which means "friend" in Madagascar. It's beautiful sheen and intriguing warp/weft texture are simply eye catching.
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: 1) wild Borocera silk, which is only found in Madagascar, and is dyed with natural dyes such as leaves, bark, and clay. 2) cultivated Mulberry silk which is the white yarn, and is it's undyed natural color.
The natural 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.