This ethereal scarf combines airy neutrals with rich earth tone accents. The subtle texture of the lightly contrasting warp and weft, combined with the rust colors, give this piece an edge while remaining classy.
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 the linen-colored weft yarn, which is its undyed natural color. The Mulberry silk is the white warp yarn, which is it's undyed natural color. There are also rusty browns in the warp providing subtle striping.
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.