Afo Silk Scarf

This lustrous earth toned scarf is perfect for getting cozy.   "Afo" means "fire" in Madagascar, and this shining beauty will warm your heart.

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 wild Borocera silk, a wild species of silkworm which is only found in Madagascar.  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 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.