These scarves have a less even selvedge as you can see on the image. There are no other problems of the weave or dye, but the lower quality in the selvedge only.
This scarf is hand-spun and hand-woven by our team in Assam. The yarn is dyed with the very young teak leaves which are harvested in April in the village. The young leaves yield a mauve shade compared to the beige shade of mature teak leaves. The silk is called eri silk and cultivated by Assamese tribal communities South West of Guwahati. It is also called peace silk as the moth has to leave the cocoon as it has to be empty before it can be processed. Therefore it has a structure which is rather similar to linen.
hand-spun and hand-woven
100% eri silk from Assam
40cm x 180cm
windproof and very robust fabric, ideal for any season
natural dyes of the young leaves of the teak tree
farming: 45 days
spinning: 2 days
dyeing: 1 day
weaving: 3 days
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