These extremely delicate scarves are a speciality of West Bengal. The exquisite, handwoven fabrics from this part of India were once so renowned that throughout the Roman Empire they were known as “woven air”.
The fabric consists of sheer silk with gold stripes punctuating the otherwise completely see-through nature of the scarf. Wear it year round with any sort of clothing.
Silk has been used by cultures around the world for centuries. The famous Silk Route through China saw it being introduced to the Western World. And not just because silk happens to be the most comfortable fabric. It is also one of the lightest and strongest natural fibers known to man. It has the inimitable quality of keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. While they are obviously delicate, with a little care these scarves are surprisingly resistant to deformation and shrinking.