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SILK SCARVES There are 29 products.


Did you know that it may take up to three weeks to produce by hand one piece of scarf? The process of silk-making is really meticulous and starts from the cultivation of mulberry trees providing feed to silkworm, to silk weaving and confection. The most renowned Khmer silk fabrics bear names that may sound unfamiliar to your ear but whose appearance may attract you: Hôl Lboeuk, Lboeuk, Chorebap… Lboeuk is a brocaded silk ornamented with floral or geometric patterns. Hôl Lboeuk is one of the most refined and sophisticated silk fabric, combining Brocade with Ikat technique. It employs a resist dyeing process, by means of bindings, similar to tie-dye on weft fibres. Bindings, which resist dye penetration, are applied to the threads in the desired patterns, and then the threads are dyed. When all of the dyeing is finished, the bindings are removed and the threads are ready to be woven into cloth. All of these luxurious fabrics are usually worn during official ceremonies in Cambodia. As all those scarves are hand woven, it might happen that the dimensions differ from the ones mentioned on the website: a few centimers longer or shorter, making of each one a unique piece of sophistication.