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 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 and aprons.
Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and inherent to the production process.The scarves are made using an entirely handmade processes meaning there is no toxic waste created.
Measures 197cm by 48 cm
Hand wash separately. Do not soak. Drip dry in shade.