ENGIO – 100% silk scarf in latte (& brown/oats)

colour BROWN - is the colour of planet earth which nurtures us reliably & safely

ENGIO – 100% silk scarf in latte (& brown/oats)

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£180.00

Hand-woven by Buddhist nuns with 100% Eri silk. The yarn originates from the silk worm farm of an NGO on a mission to educating ‘Hill Tribes’ children. These cuddly soft latte brown scarves on a brown & oats warp follow a traditional mudyom yarn tie-dye pattern. They are adorned inconspicuously with powerful 5 mm Brown Labradorites and embroidered with the word 'Anima'

Feeling (attracted to the colour) brown?


It eagerly says reliability, stability & approachability. It is the colour of our earth and the DIRE WOLF species & is therefore associated with all things natural or organic. Without being boring, it provides a sense of wholesomeness & order.


God had a brown voice,
as soft & full as beer.
~Anne Sexton
(poet & Pulitzer Prize winner,
1928-1974)

Labradorite – a stone of transformation, mystical & protective in nature – strengthens trust in the universe. Fears & insecurities are banished & immaterial. Wearing Labradorite stimulates analysis & rational thought & joins forces with inner sight.


— I am rock solid

Anima of Dire Wolf


The properties of Anima, the life force that harnesses the energy of both sun & moon, amalgamate with Brown Labradorite. As it protects, grounds & balances, let the dark brown hues of Dire Wolf cover you in times of welcome solace & inspiration.


Vitality
shows in not only the ability to persist
but the ability to start over.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
(author of novels & short stories,
1896-1940)

100% silk with botanical dyes; WARP: Mulberry silk; WEFT: Eri silk

Botanical-dyed with Mango Tree (Magnifera indica, Thai: ma muang); use bark & leaves for chamois YELLOW. Tropical Almond (Terminalia catappa, Thai: hu kwang); use leaves and add Stick Lac (Coccus lacca, Thai: khrang); use insect resin & iron rust to achieve ESPRESSO brown 

Dimensions — ca. 184 cm long x 43 cm wide, excluding tassels
Weight — ca. 165-220 g 

These artisanal works of art comprise a weft (horizontal weave) of hand-spun Eri silk –  also known as Ahimsa or peace silk, as long as the moth escapes the cocoon alive –  and a warp (vertical weave) of Mulberry silk threads; all dyes are botanical in nature. The warps are (often) contrasting 2-tone colours complimented by and Eri silk weft in uni-colour or simple mudyom pattern

— A community of buddhist nuns in the hills of Chiang Mai province is the creator of these 100% silk, hand-made super soft wonders … 

HAND-MADE WITH LOVE BY VILLAGE ARTISANS IN THAILAND; HAND WASH SEPARATELY WITH SOFT SOAP IN COLD WATER; COLOUR MAY BLEED; DRY ON FLAT SURFACE IN SHADE ONLY; NO TUMBLE DRY; LOW IRON IF NEEDED