This rose pink color was created by mixing cochineal dye and little soda ash to raise the pH of the dye bath. Cochineal is a bug that grows on the prickly pear cactus in Mexico. It is a very ancient dye, the source of beautiful reds.
The weavers used a very high twist silk in the warp, and a fine soft merino wool in the weft. The result is a very soft crinkle scarf with a great drape. It is the high twisted silk that creates the crinkle.
The fair trade weavers I work with are from a village near the east coast of India. I design the fabric for the scarf and they weave it with un-dyed natural fibers for me. It is like a blank canvas when it arrives, yet it carries the personality of each weaver. That is what I love about hand woven fabrics–you feel the connection with the person who made it.
I visit www.peclersparis.com very often to check out the future trends, color palettes and styles.
Care: Wash it in a gentle cycle or hand wash in cool water. Hang to dry. If you want to iron it for a smoother look, use a silk setting. The scarf will also be longer if it is ironed.
Dimensions: 66″ Long without the Fringe, 70″ total length 20″ Wide
70% High Twist Silk, 30% fine Merino Wool