Silk Scarves Gold Raw Natural Silk

220,00

2 in stock

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Silk Scarves Gold Raw Natural Silk: Handwoven Luxury from Surin

Our silk scarves gold raw natural silk measure approximately 195×60 cm. Handwoven and untreated, this raw silk scarf shimmers like gold! While this is a delicate fabric, you shouldn’t be afraid to handle it or wash it. You can find detailed, step by step, care instructions on our FAQ page!

People obtain silk from the cocoons of the silk moth. Bombyx mori is a species of butterfly cultivated explicitly for this purpose. They are highly guarded and raised on an exclusive diet of mulberry leaves. Once the caterpillars are ready to pupate and transform into a moth, the harvest takes place. Soaking in water dissolves the sticky saliva the larvae use as glue to spin their cocoons. After this, they can be unraveled and turned into yarn. One silk pupa can contain a thread as long as 2km!!! Yet, only the center part kilometer of yarn usually is used for weaving the finest of quality silks.

Silk comes in a natural variety of colors, such as white and ivory, but also eggshell, golden, and dark yellow. It was the soft golden coloration from their farm that drew the attention of Noi’s mother, head-weaver in their small village co-op. She soon fell in love with the natural sheen of this silk variety. Once woven, these threads display a luster like no other silk fabric in their home. Applying no paint to this silk truly brings out its natural qualities.

The Royal Thai golden silk embroidery also originates in the region, and many pieces are on display in museums worldwide. This ancient tradition takes years of study and is painstakingly slow, yet the results are sublime!

Surin Province: The home of silk crafts!

Surin province, in the Northeast of Thailand, is part of the region commonly referred to as Esarn or Isaan. Some of the most beautiful silk weaving comes from this locale. So when we discovered the Sisumangkala family and their crafts, we were blown away by their know-how and products.

These artisans have been weaving for several generations. Their youngest son Noi now spearheads all efforts to bring the limited production to a select audience. Though convincing his mother and her friends to enter the social media era wasn’t always easy, he said. Help us support the continuation of this craft by treating yourself to some luxury. Noi and his mother are at the forefront of their village weaving cooperative. We’d like to see them have a future beyond the next few years, as industrialization takes firmer ground every day. Your purchase will help to provide continued efforts to pass on their skillset to the younger generations.

Due to the natural variations in the coloration of our silk garments, small differences may occur per product. Darker golden threads may occur in the fabric. This isn’t a flaw but lends them natural charm.

If you want to see some more silk products from a different region, without any prints, click here!

Additional information

Colors

Gold

Pigment & dyes

Natural Color

Material

Silk