A popular design is the so-called snakeskin pattern.
Scarves with this pattern flew out the door and we are glad we could find a few new ones.
We have one of this blue and old pink shawl.
The mid-thick yarn is tightly woven so the shawl is well protected from the wind.
It is wonderfully soft and the fabric shimmers slightly.
The colours come straight from nature
All these colours come straight from nature.
Indigo plants and wood coloured the threads of this unique shawl.
Our weavers still dye their yarns in the traditional way.
They learned from their (grand)mothers how to get the most beautiful colours from plants.
Read also: How indigo dye is made
For decades, peasant women have used the hot dry season to weave their fabrics.
Because Sakon Nakhon’s fields only yield a harvest once a year, this part of Thailand is a relatively poor region.
The income from weaving is therefore important.
The weavers took all the time they needed to make this beautiful blue and old-pink shawl.
It took several days to finish.
Dyeing, weaving, everything was done in a sustainable way.
Strong, soft, handmade and a good cause
The fabric feels very fine and soft, one of the characteristics of rayon, the material from which it was made.
The scarf was woven by elderly farmers who could use your support.
Their craftsmanship only enhances your appreciation for this fine piece of handicraft.
This particular shawl will not only look picture-perfect on you, you will also enjoy wearing it for years to come.
A few features of this beautiful shawl:
Read also: Why is handmade special?