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Peace silk scarf, slow fashion
Silk scarf with natural dye
Betelnuts in Assam
Natural dyeing in India with nuts

Scarf Tamul


tamul (Assamese) - betel

This scarf is hand-spun and hand-woven by our team in Assam. The silk is called eri silk and cultivated by Assamese tribal communities South West of Guwahati. It is a wild silk and the moth leaves a hole in the cocoon as it has to be empty before it can be processed. Therefore it has a structure which is rather similar to linen. It is naturally dyed with areca nut which is locally chewed on a daily basis together with betel leafs as a light stimulant. It leaves a red color on the lips.
      • 100% eri silk from Assam
      • 40cm x 180cm // 70cm x 200cm 
      • windproof and very robust fabric, ideal for any season
      • naturally dyed with areca nut
      • farming: 45 days 
      • spinning: 2 days
      • dyeing: 1 day
      • weaving: 2 days + knotting fringes 
Please note: This product is entirely made by hand. Therefore, irregularities in thickness of yarn are characteristic to the craft of handspinning. The fabric and the dye will change over time - the silk is becoming softer and the dyes lighter.  Please cold wash only with mild detergent and dry in the shade. Do not soak. For more information visit: Care