A lovely handwoven silk scarf in traditional krama weave -typical to Southeast Asian silk, these Khmer Krama Scarves are made of beautifully light and crisp silk. Finished with hand-twisted tassels.
These Silk Krama Scarves are handwoven by weavers in villages outside Phnom Penh. Our partner works directly with weavers to design the krama, ensuring they receive regular and fairly paid employment.
"The krama, more than any other item of clothing of everyday use. Cambodians like to claim that the tradition of wearing krama dates back at least as far as the Angkor period. Cambodians claim that there are more than 60 documented uses for krama. They are worn to provide protection from sun, dust, wind, cold and rain, and they may be wound around heads, necks, shoulders or hips.
Wherever you go in Cambodia you will see them wrapped, knotted, slung casually over the shoulder or worn as elaborate turbans . They are also regularly pressed into service as skirts, sarongs, aprons and even shorts.
Krama are also good for carrying things. Mothers use them to carry babies, women going to market use them to carry bundles of chickens and other small livestock.
Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and inherent to the production process.
These are made using an entirely handmade processes means there is no toxic waste created.
Made from 100% silk in Cambodia. Measures 197 by 48 cm
Hand wash separately. Do not soak. Drip dry in shade.