Very soft and elegant scarf made from 100% silk
180 x 70 cm (length x width)
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India has always been a country known for its diverse yet unified and colourful spirit. For many people its culture, traditions, festivals, food, architecture and geography seem like a page out of an ancient folk tale. Colours are an essential part of life in India. For this scarf, we take inspiration from the colourful spirit of India and make it relevant for a global audience.
The design is inspired by oriental motifs, especially the Paisley pattern. Paisley or ‘buta’ is a droplet-shaped motif of Persian origin that resembles a fig, a mango or a twisted teardrop. It has a long-standing tradition in India. It is widely spread, from the 'manga maalai' (mango necklace) that is worn in the classical Indian dance 'Bharatnatyam', to the famous Kanchipuram saris.
In the 18th and 19th century, the pattern also became popular in Europe. The designs of Kashmiri shawls imported from India were dominated by the paisley pattern, which was later imitated locally. The English name ‘paisley’ was derived from a city in West Scotland which produced these designs at the time. We give this timeless classic pattern a revival by reintroducing it on the original luxurious fabrics as part of our silk and cashmere collection.
|FAIR||Fairtrade nach eigenen Kriterien|
|ORGANIC||Biologische, naturfarbene Baumwolle aus fairer Verarbeitung - Das ist die Botschaft von Natural Fashion.|
|ECO||Aus lokalen Naturmaterialien hergestellt|
The Elephant Cross GmbH is an Indian-Swiss fashion company based in Zurich, founded in 2017 by Suniti Kapoor Keller and Dominic Keller. The exquisite collection of fine wool, cashmere and silk scarves combines the best of two worlds: the Indian love for timeless designs and colours with the Swiss standard of quality and a fair / ecological production in every step of the value chain. The guiding principle 'sinful without sins' stands for our goal to make sustainable fashion sinfully appealing and desirable.