Silk comes in different varieties. An important difference between common (mulberry) silk and wild silk is that the mulberry silkworms are reared on silk farms, whereas wild silk is harvested from cocoons from butterflies living in the wild.
The cocoon of wild silkworms has a coarse, irregular, yellow-golden yarn. Although it lacks the shine of common silk, wild silk has a thicker structure and looks more robust than farmed silk.
Counting Flowers offers scarves and shawls from wild silk, coloured with natural dye. The scarves are handwoven by female artisans from Ny Tanintsika.
Care instructions for wild silk
Please follow the care instructions for mulberry silk.
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