Our Freya Maxi Scarf pays homage to the Anglo-Italian explorer Freya Stark (Paris 1893 – Asolo 1993), who traveled and wrote extensively in the Middle East.
Made of silk and cotton ikat, with moiré finishing that gives the fabric a sophisticated shimmering effect.
In the ikat making process, the threads are meticulous marked according to pre-set patterns. The different sections are then tie-dyed according to precise patterns. According to the complexity of the pattern and the number of colours, the tie-dye process is repeated several times. The threads are then handwoven on a four or six-shaft treadle loom. The fabrics irregularities reflect the handmade nature of the entire process and are part of the textile’s beauty. Click here to find out more about how ikat is made.
The scarf is entirely made by hand, from the textile in Margilan, Uzbekistan, to the sewing and finishings in the Veneto region, in Italy.
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Washing instructions: dry clean/wash by hand in cold water