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.