• Product Code: 6511
  • Made by: Isarn Weavers

Made in THAILAND

Silk scarf, 'Bright Leaves'

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Description:

The alluring green of this silk scarf brings an echo from the forested mountains and valleys of northern Thailand. A charming present for a lady, by the Isarn weavers, it will make an original complement for any evening outfit.

The types of silk produced in different parts of the world have their own unique and textures and sheens. Thai silk has distinctive features that are different from the Chinese, Indian and Italian silks. It is light, soft to the touch and one of the finest fabrics in the world.

Being handmade with a natural fiber, this scarf may vary slightly in colors, motifs, weight and size. The weave could also show small flaws or joins in the thread.


Details:

Size: 43 cm width x 170 cm length

Weight: 0.068 kg

Materials: 100% silk.

Care instructions: To keep its original appearance Thai silk should be dry-cleaned -never use a conventional washer. If hand-washed, use only the mildest soap in cold or lukewarm water. Always hang silk in the shade to dry, never leave crumpled or creased while wet. Always spray with water until thoroughly damp before ironing on the underside.


About the Artisan:

This product is handmade by silk weavers in Isarn (the northeast region of Thailand).

The weavers grow silkworms on mulberry trees in their home gardens. The cocoons of these worms produce threads with a rich sheen, which give silk its unique texture. One cocoon consists of a single elongated thread, which is very long. The weavers combined the cocoons individual threads, to make a much thicker and more practical fiber, and coil them round a large reel powered by foot or by hand. If needed, they add dies to the threads obtained. Women then work at their traditional looms, usually set up under their houses built on pillars. With dexterity and precision they weave by hand the strands into intricate and beautiful patterns. If needed, final dyes are then added.


 

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