Naturelle Small Silk Shawl
This Small Shawl is an all-natural work of art. It's the perfect size to wear as a wrap, or as a large bunchy scarf. It's 100% undyed (completely natural) Madagascar silk, and is crafted from two different species of silk: 1) Cultivated Mulberry Silk which is the white silk in the warp. 2) Wild Borocera Silk, which is only found in Madagascar. It's the "linen-y" color silk in the weft. The softly contrasting warp and weft give this shawl a complex texture and shimmering glow sure to catch the eye.
This shawl is completely hand-crafted: hand spun yarn, 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 shawl contains 100% natural Madagascar silk. 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.
Dimensions: 17" wide x 80" long. This is what we call a "small shawl" which is slightly longer and wider than our scarves, but not as wide as our "large shawls". Both small and large shawls are about the same length though. Some people wear our small shawls as bunchy scarves, and others prefer to wear them as a shawl/wrap wrapped around the shoulders.