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Pure Thai Silk Scarf

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Highly recommend this pashmina

This pashmina is beautiful! Light and warm, lovely shade of cream - with an attractive sheen. It feels smooth and silky. I am definitely getting another one.


Nice easy transaction and fast delivery

I love my pashmina, it's so elegant. I bought it to match my dress for my daughters wedding and it was just perfect! Although it has a light silky feel it kept me nice and warm, I highly recommend it at such a great price.


Excellent company!

Beautiful pashmina shawl, colour just as the photo depicted.
First class service from this company - from start of order, the follow up, to perfectly on time delivery of order, to excellent product. This was a gift and the recipient was very happy indeed. A well earned 5 stars!


Very good quality Scarf and friendly service too.

Arrived promptly and safely packaged. This was bought as a present but I can say it looks and feels the part; lovely and soft, and warm to the touch. It certainly appears to be a quality item, with a beautiful appearance and excellent finish.

Product Information

Material: 100% pure silk

Size: 172 x 35cm plus tassels

Weight: 31gms approx

Silk Scarf / Ladies Neck Scarves

Silk has been treasured for thousands of years for it’s wonderful and unique properties with the earliest examples of silk found in Neolithic tombs in S E Asia about 8,500 years ago. Silk, or at least the means to make a fabric from the raw thread, according to legend, was first developed in what is now modern day China by Empress Leizu in the 27th century BC. Originally silk was reserved only for use by royalty but slowly over the years a strong demand developed, and as this grew, merchants developed markets in other countries and regions. Silk has many wonderful properties not least of which is its stunning lustrous sheen making it the perfect material for a luxurious silk scarf, or indeed many other garments of attire. Not only does silk look gorgeous, it is light weight, soft and has wonderful properties of insulation. If you are looking for a ladies neck scarf silk is a wonderful option. If you are looking for something bigger, such as a pashmina scarf, don't forget to check out that fantastic range also.

How is a silk scarf made?

Silk is made from the cocoons of various insect larvae, but most commonly from the silk moth caterpillar that feeds almost exclusively on the leaves of Mulberry trees. These Mulberry “silkworms” form a cocoon, and these are protected and encased in the basic silk fibre. It is this fibre which is most suited to making clothing and nearly every silk scarf is made from it. 

Silk scarf production: a plotted history

Over the centuries the export of silk created major trade routes stretching from the China into West Asia and ultimately onto Europe. This is how the famous Silk Road was born. In the early years of silk production, the Chinese went to great lengths to keep secret the means of manufacturing and to maintain their monopoly on the business, but secrets are hard to keep and by 200 BC Korea was starting and 350 years later India joined the race. In fact, today India is the biggest consumer of silk in the world, mainly for the saree business, though it is mostly still Chinese silk. There are many other accessories made for the Indian market such as a silk dupatta, men’s wedding attire or a ladies neck scarf. If you travel to India, you will see silk scarves and sarees of every colour in a wide variety of weaving styles. To walk through an Indian Bazaar really is an assault on the senses and one not to be missed. Of course, silk is not just used for clothing cut has been used in luxurious soft furnishings for centuries. Because of the time consuming and expensive nature of manufacturing silk it is still today a high-end product commanding a premium price and there is still no substitute for a silk ladies neck scarf. 

How we source ladies silk neck scarves

Thailand is also famous for its silk scarf production and this is where York Scarves sources it’s material from. We have a colleague in rural Northern Thailand that sources only the finest silk and hand dyes our scarves to our own bespoke colours. For that special woman a ladies neck scarf makes a great gift and with over 20 colours to choose from there is something from everyone. The silk yarn we use is a raw silk yarn. This means the fibres are extracted from the cocoon and drawn together to form the yarn and this yarn is not processed any further. Raw silk is known for its irregularities which help give the silk scarf that wonderful organic, handmade character. Most of the silk that is used today is heavily processed specifically to remove all the irregularities and give a uniform structure to the finished product. 

How to spot a fake silk scarf

Of course, nowadays there are plenty of fake silk scarvesaround and these are usually made from polyester but if you really want to check if that ladies neck scarfis the real thing there is one surefire way to find out. Separate a few strands from one of the tassels and burn them with a flame. If it really is a silk scarf you will get that distinctive smell of burnt hair, as you will with any animal derived, protein based fibre. On the other hand, if it is a petrochemical based yarn it will give off a thick acrid black smoke, smell horrible and the fibres will shrivel into a black globule. It may be possible to replicate the look of silk, but you won’t replicate the properties. In winter it will keep you warm yet in summer it won’t get over heated. Because of the molecular structure of the silk fibres they reflect light in the most intense way and the intensity is increased as this natural yarn has the ability to absorb dye like nothing else.

Material: 100% Silk

Size: 172 x 35cms plus tassels

Weight: 31gms approx

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