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Lotus Stem Silk Scarf in Indigo

Available to buy in Indigo. We dispatch from the UK. 

Lotus silk is an extremely rare and highly exclusive textile that is prized over conventional silk. The stems of lotus flowers that grow in abundance on Inle Lake are harvested by hand in the rainy season. The delicate fibres are extracted by hand from the lotus stems and rolled into the threads needed to weave the scarves. It takes the fibres of five long lotus stems to produce about 50 centimetres of lotus silk. It takes a week to make one lotus stem silk scarf.

Not only admired for its beauty, the lotus flower is the Buddhist symbol for purification of the spirit. It has been claimed that wearing lotus silk will calm you and make you more meditative.

The scarves are dyed by hand using natural vegetable dye.

  • Woven by artisans working on traditional hand operated looms in a small workshop on Inle Lake, Shan State.
  • Unisex.
  • Approximately 33cm x 175cm long.
  • Read our detailed blog about our lotus scarfs here

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Purchased as gift

For my 86 year old mom.
I had to wait a few days after receiving the scarf.
She immediately wore it and love it. She said it was nice and warm. She was so impressed when i showed her how the artisans make the silk then weave it. She realized how special it was. Thank you

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