Dancing Silk Scarf, Kyrgyzstan

If you love purple this stunning silk scarf is for you.  It is handcrafted from hand spun silk and felted merino wool by extremely talented women artisans in Kyrgyzstan.  A festive swirling wool felt design adorns this pale purple scarf.

The quality of silk in this scarf is among the finest and it is light as a feather - wear it around your neck as a scarf year round or draped across your shoulders in warmer weather.

Measures approximately 78" x 26"

Silk with wool felt design.

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This scarf was handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in Kyrgyzstan.  The women were facing unemployment, severe poverty and economic depression, when 15 years ago the cooperative was formed, giving the artisans a global market for their extraordinary work.  They use traditional felting techniques and hand spin the silk, creating stunning, contemporary designs.  They receive fair wages, work in safe conditions, and are making their way out of poverty.


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