The wild silk used in these scarves was raised in semi-domestication in the highland Tapia forests of Madagascar. The silk is harvested, dyed, spun, woven and offered by the men and women of the Union Landy Voajanahary cooperative. One of the Earth's great treasures of biological diversity, Madagascar's ecosystems are also among the most threatened. Sale of these native silk scarves supports both the conservation of the native woodlands and the traditional handicraft of these scarves, as well as providing a sustainable source of income for the women who make them.
The wild silks are handspun, and dyed with natural dyes. Each scarf is different, with the subtle variations in color and weave inherent with any handcrafted product, and each is beautiful. The scarves are washable in cold water. Approximately 18x72".