Hakanto Silk Scarf

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This soft, lustrous scarf is full of rustic complexity.  Its name 'hakanto' translates to 'beauty or splendor' in Madagascar.  Its warm, natural dyes and beautiful handwoven detail make it a customer favorite.

This scarf is 100% Madagascar silk and completely hand-crafted (hand spun yarn, naturally dyed, and hand woven on a floor loom).  The women of the Lovasoa Cooperative craft each piece in their small village in the central highlands of Madagascar. 

This scarf is made from wild Borocera silk, a wild species of silkworm which is only found in Madagascar.  Only natural dyes are used, such as leaves, plant matter, and clay.  The dyes are fixed and will not run or fade.  This beautiful piece will last a lifetime.  

Your purchase directly helps a weaver in this cooperative support her family.  It also preserves the cultural tradition of silk weaving in Madagascar.

 Each piece comes with a lovely tag that tells the story of the silk and has washing instructions.

Washing instructions: Hand-wash in cool water with any kind of soap.  Lay flat to dry.  Iron while still damp to give it a lovely sheen. Separately, you can steam iron it on a low-ish setting to refresh it from time to time without washing.  This gives it a lovely sheen.  Dry cleaning is also fine.