Wild silk shawl in autumn green
Naturally dyed wild silk shawl made in Madagascar.
Large naturally dyed shawl made from wild silk found in the southern Tapia woods of the African island.
Villagers working with conservation organisation Ny Tanintsika were responsible for weaving this shawl in their traditional earthy colours.
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Made by Ny Tanintsika
Ny Tanintsika (literally: Our Land / Our Earth) is a non-governmental organisation working for the conservation of nature in Madagascar. The organisation works together with villagers and farmers from Amoron’i Mania, a province in the south of the island, where the largest Tapia forests are located.More information
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.More about Wild silk