Autumn Collection 2013: scarves from silk, yak wool
2013-09-02 - Our new scarves have arrived! The Autumn Collection has been photographed and uploaded to the online shop. A beautiful collection silk scarves from Cambodia, robust and warm yak wool scarves from Nepal and unique scarves from exclusive lotus silk from Myanmar.
At Counting Flowers the coming season is all about warm shades and extraordinary natural materials.
The scarves from Cambodia are handcrafted by weaving families from the farmlands in Prey Veng and Takeo Province. The families are working with Craft Village, a local Fairtrade organisation.
The artisans in Prey Veng are famous for their ability to weave very thin, graceful silk scarves. In Takeo the artisans are specialists when it comes to complex weaving techniques such as ikat and chorebab. They are also very skilled in creating the most beautiful natural dyes.
For those who already want to prepare for the colder days we increased our number of yak wool stoles. Yak wool looks tough and feels very soft at the same time. The stoles measure 28 by 78" and are available in the yak’s natural colours black and dark brown.
Last but not least: this season Counting Flowers introduces lotus silk. Lotus silk comes from Myanmar, the only country in the world that produces this rare natural fibre. Artisans extract the delicate filament from the stem of a lotus flower and spin it into a thread. These lotus threads are then used for the robes of Buddhist monks and also for scarves. Lotus silk is considered a unique, rare and very exclusive fibre.