Sunday, August 26, 2012

Silk Ikat Scarf Giveaway by Mulberry Whisper


We (my mother and me) are willing to give away this ikat scarf I hand made of natural silk last week. This silk is traditionally produced in Margilan, Ferghana Valley, Uzbekistan. It is called 'shoyi'; it is very thin, like dry flower petals, but very strong. It is smooth and cool to the touch, and has a silvery sheen making it difficullt to photograph. Depending on the angle, it can look saturated like in the first picture, or lighter in color.

The size of scarf is 165 x 46 cm (65 x 18 inches) without fringe. You can read all about it in the listing in my Etsy shop.  I really like it and hope you like it, too.

(Of course you will understand that my great grandmother's bucket is for display only. I could not sell it, even if I wanted to, because my family would disown me, I am sure).

Giving is a great pleasure to us, and we hope that this scarf will go to someone who will really like it and who will use it or give it to a special person to love and use. It is natural mulberry silk, handwoven in Ferghana Valley, and as such - it is very alive and special to me.

This silk always comes in limited quantities and there may be no other such scarves. My two silk scarves are made of the very last piece. And today it was featured at the blog of the Upcyclers' Team as part of the autumn collection - I am very happy and grateful for the Team's support! And once again I highly recommend this Team to everyone. Besides promoting upcycling, recycling and sustainable use of resources, they are amazingly friendly and supportive and make great things (out of nothing sometimes - of trash!)




I know I am not supposed to be talking too much here, but I want to say a few words about why we are doing this. Of course we want to promote our blog and our shop on Etsy and get more exposure and, possibly, sales. But it is also very important for us to meet people who would really like what we do, and who might enjoy reading my rambling and viewing my photos from time to time.  We want to have a good company. I enjoy reading a number of other blogs, and I only read what I really like, and comment posts I like - I do not leave uniform comments without reading, just to establish my presence. We would like to find people we could talk with - about fashion and design, our kids, nature, history, literature, dogs, cooking and anything. If this giveaway helps me find one such person, it will be a huge success. And my mother, who is the driving factor behind our Etsy shop, being the primary creator and designer, would be happy to know that someone is interested in what we can offer and share. (Her English is very basic but I translate for her).

The giveaway works as follows:

First you leave a comment and then sign in the form below to provide your name and to state that you have commented (please use the same name).  

After you indicate that you have left a comment on this blog post,  you will see options for additional entries such as blogging (3 additional entries), sharing at Facebook (2 entries more), etc.

Even if you are not interested in those additional options, you will need to register your comment using this form in order to enter, because the winner will be chosen automatically with the help of this software. If you do not do that, you will have no chances to win, sorry.

PS. I have just added another way to get more entries which I find very amusing (I saw it somewhere else yesterday). You will get 25 more entries if you buy something from us on Etsy. In that case, your chances are growing dramatically, and if you happen to win - I ship all items for free! (If you do buy, please send me a note to delay shipping until the end of the giveaway).

Of course I do not think that it will entice you  to buy if you did not want to initially; however if there is something in the shop that you fancy anyway, why not use the opportunity? This includes my past customers. If you have already bought from me, you qualify for the additional 25 entries! Claim them and indicate your Etsy user name in the form. 

This giveaway is open worldwide and comes with free shipping as long as you have a valid address (no P.O. boxes please). You should be 18 years old and above to qualify. All entries of the drawn winner will be verified.

UPDATE: The giveaway is over, and the winner is announced and congratulated here!

Thank you very much for your support - all of you! I plan more giveaways with more prizes; it is such fun! Thank you!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

140 comments:

  1. This scarf is beautiful!!! I would love to wear it. :)

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  2. какой красивый шарфик!
    буду попробовать выиграть!

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  3. Luci, thank you! I would love you to own it :)

    Оксана, спасибо! Лишь бы вам его доставили! Я на евау встречала упоминания о проблемах с доставкой к вам - какая жалость... Впрочем, у вас столько всего хорошего там у самих - сумки, одежда, обувь и все - жить, пожалуй, можно )

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    1. Спасибо тебе за предоставленную возможность!
      ага, к нас нельзя кучу всего пересылать. увы. я мои посылки пока все получала.
      если выиграю, (в чем я сильно сомневаюсь, - я никогда не выигрываю) придумаем что то.
      спасибо
      удачи тебе

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  4. That's gorgeous, Eugenie! Reminds me of by beautiful mother-in-law who always dresses so classy! I gave you a shout out on my Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/Rinnovato1 Good Luck!! : )

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  5. Шарфик великолепный, от него веет теплом и радостью. Желаю тебе и твоей маме здоровья и вдохновения!

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  6. This is such a gorgeous scarf. I'm in love with ikat

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  7. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.
    I'd love to win this scarf because the print reminds me so much of my wonderful times in Indonesia. And I'd love to share it with my mom.

    natashafatah at gmail dot com

    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  8. Gorgeous scarf! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I would LOVE to win this scarf. Your detailed description has me drooling with desire. And those are my colors! You're now an etsy favorite!
    Etsy is a great place to spread your wings and meet lots of new people. And a giveaway will draw people from all over.
    Good luck and thank you for a chance to own one of your spectacular scarves!

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  10. it would go perfect with my fall coat :)

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  11. because its pretty and i want to wear it

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  12. I want to win this because my mom would LOVE it. She has a small scarf collection and she loves fun colors.

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  13. Gorgeous! I love scarves. They add a special touch to any outfit, they're great to ward off "chill" and they are just plain fun. Love your shop and thanks for the opportunity!

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  14. I love scarves because so many restaurants and offices are just so cold!

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  15. I am a lover of scarves and would love to own this beauty!:)
    hef117@gmail.com

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  16. It would add color and style to a plain look!!

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  17. Its gorgeous, and while I can't always afford to, I love wearing unique handmade items.

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  18. Женя - классный шарфик - хочу!

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  19. Because I love scarves in winter.

    alessandra lalla on form

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  20. I love silk scarves they are not only beautiful but they keep you warm. I would love to win this for my bridesmaid for her as my wedding gift to her I thank for being a part of my special day. I think the colors will look amazing on her. She will love the fact that it's handmade with care and love. Something you don't find oo often

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  21. Oh, what a beautiful scarf! Very pretty!

    I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog, and it is certainly fine with me if you enter in the contest on my blog that is open for U.S. entrants. Sometimes I have giveaways on my blog that are open Worldwide and you can check those out too. Have a wonderful day!

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  22. Would love to own it because it's so gorgeous and I've never had a good scarf! Thank you for the chance!

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  23. This is such a pretty scarf. I love the pattern of the colors.
    My name is the same as yours - Eugenie.

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  24. Thank you for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. I would *love* to own this scarf because those colors are definitely me!

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  25. Just entered the giveaway (I think). Love this scarf!

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  26. Its beautiful and unique! A great piece!

    marymichelotti(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I would like to win because it is so pretty!
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  28. I would wear it everytime.. Wonderful giveaway
    gayathri.lakmini@gmail.com

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  29. Beautiful! I have an Etsy shop and blog too! (http://cottonridgecreate.com) If you are interested in collaborating, that would be wonderful!

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  30. i want this scarf because it's gorgeous!

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  31. Шарф потрясающий!!!

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  32. I love the uniqueness of this scarf and how scarves can be worn any way, shape or form you want :)


    iesspod(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. This is a lovely scarf!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  34. The colors are beautiful and you could wear it with so many things and worn in so many ways, too!

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  35. What a beauty! I never knew, that there's a ikat tradition in Uzbekistan! It shows how small the world was even many hundred years ago!

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  36. I'd love to give it to my Mom.
    Beth Gal

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  37. The scarf is so beautiful and the colors are amazing! It's elegant, unique and stylish!

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  38. Because I'd like to give it to my mom as a gift.

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  39. Love the colors of the scarf! I'd love to win it, because I like to spruce up plain shirts with pretty scarfs and those are sooo my colors! :-)

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  40. Thank you for the chance to win

    I would love to own this scarf because of the beautiful color scheme. I adore scarves and collect them so this would be a lovely addition to my collection.

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  41. First I love scarfs. I also think this one is beautiful.It would go wit so many things I own.

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  42. I am an admitted scarfaholic - definitely am addicted, so naturally, your beautiful scarf would definitely find a loving home with me!
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  43. Beautiful scarf! I love ikat pattern and the colors are amazing! Perfect for October:)

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  44. I would love it for me because I don't have anything gorgeous or fashionable like this in my wardrobe!

    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. Elizabeth SirabianAugust 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    I can't not enter to win this scarf! I love the designs and colors of Uzbek textiles. To anyone reading the comments here, please consider custom-ordering clothing made of similarly beautiful fabrics. Eugenie and her mother Irina are an amazingly talented team!

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  46. I'd like to win because I love silk, and I don't have many silk scarves yet, especially for autumn.

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  47. I love it!!!! Thank U
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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  48. Fall is coming, i would love to wear it.

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  49. to keep me warm during the summer nights. so pretty

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  50. It is beautiful and I do not buy anything for myself anymore, just my daughter..lol

    zoe lee
    madforfashion at aol.com

    www.everythingforana.com

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  51. This is a perfect fall scarf!

    luv.me.some.blog@gmail.com

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  52. It would be ideal to spice up so many of the plain dresses I own!

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  53. Очень красивый шарф, обожаю всю эту серию!

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  54. i would like to give it to my mom for xmas.

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  55. I'd love to own this scarf because the colors and the prints are great and very versatile!

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  56. I would love to have it to bright my autumn days :)

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  57. Чудесный нежный и ласковый шелковый шарф волшебных цветов.
    Как истинный обожатель шарфиков могу сказать, что он прекрасен :)
    Твиттед)

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  58. I would like to own it because its beautiful! I really like the colors and you just cant have to many silk scarves!!

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  59. It's gorgeous! Colorful and airy!

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  60. My wife would love this scarf. Thankyou, Ken

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  61. My first thought when I saw this was of my Aunt. This just screams Hyrel to me & would make a nice Christmas gift for her.

    nineteen19@blackfoot.net

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  62. Because I love scarfs, in all kinds and shapes and etc.! :)

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  63. The Raffelcopter does not seem to be keeping my entries.

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  64. I think it'd look gorgeous for fall!

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  65. I love the colors and the print , and the scarf is gorgeous.
    thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. a beautiful scarf. would look great with blue or yellow top. willisflanagan@yahoo.com

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  67. I have started to love wearing scarves as it can freshen up any top!
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  68. The colors are lovely! I enjoyed your post also! :)

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  69. i have pear shaped body and it makes me sad...but your scarf is beautiful. i would wear it to draw attention to my upper body and this is a lovely way to do that.

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  70. I'd love to win this scarf because I'm a scarf addict and it would a great addition to my collection. And it's so pretty, perfect for fall.

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  71. The scarf is absolutely gorgeous. Yes please!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  72. Lovely scarf:)

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  73. I'd LOVe to own because I love silk, light-weighted scarfs- perfect for slighlty breezy spring/summer nights :) and of course because it has such a bright coloured and unique print -wonder about ikat technique !*_*

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  74. I don't even remember how I got here, but I just spent the better part of an hour clicking around your blog and Etsy store. Everything is gorgeous and I can tell that you really love what you do. Thank you.

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  75. Your work is too beautiful for words! Would love a chance to own one of your pieces!
    darcyrobb216 at gmail dot com

    Darcy from https://TheWildRoses.etsy.com

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  76. I would LOVE to own this piece! It would go beautifully with the cool Michigan Autumn weather.

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  77. I know , so many people said to you so many good words , I just wanted to repeat: Beautiful scarf !
    I support you and your lovely mother .

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  78. I'd love to win the scarf just because it's so beautiful and the colors are so warm and the silk is so soft, I already feel it on my neck :)

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  79. I would like to own this because I am a scarf addict and wear one just about every day. Love the colors in this, so beautiful.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  80. It's a lovely scarf! THank yoU!

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  81. I would like to own this scarf because I want to gift it to my very stylish daughter.

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  82. It'll look great in my fall wardrobe.

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  83. I would love to own it because it is one of the most gorgeous scarf I've ever laid eyes on! The colors are so vibrant yet feels so soft and pretty, would love it as part of my daily outfit or special occasions ;)


    YURI
    2thousandthings at gmail.com

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  84. I'd love to win this scarf because I'm a scarf addict ^_^

    Elena R
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  85. This would be great with a new black tee i bought today!

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  86. I would love to win this for my mother - she would love this!

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  87. I think this is a beautiful scarf, and I love the colors!
    mindomatter76 at gmail dot com

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  88. i love scarf! look at my blogpost: http://www.detailsinfabrics.blogspot.com/2012/08/ied-on-masjid-istiqlal.html
    i'm wearing batik silk scarf! i love wearing them, in any condition. they put accent on my cloths ^^

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  89. It is beautiful. I would love to add this to my wardrobe.

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  90. The colours are very interesting, and it would be fun to see how I would end up styling it! I love a styling challenge.

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  91. I would love to own this scarf because it is so unique and a very pretty statement piece! I think it would look really nice to wear at my new job that I'm starting this fall. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  92. I love the colors! This is an absolutely beautiful scarf!

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  93. I love scarves because so many restaurants and offices are just so cold!

    GFC Francesca Scirpoli

    piukina81@gmail.com

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  94. I'd love to wear this scarf because of its exotic print and gorgeous bright colours :)

    I'm logged into Rafflecopter as Kate Ryan

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  95. I like it!
    milicatolovska@gmail.com

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  96. I love all of the colors of the scarf and they will go with so many of my outfits! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  97. Interesting design and use of colors.
    Nancy S.

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  98. I love handmade design and i ve been traveling but i dont have any scarf from there :)))
    btw, I like the colors and heritage !
    joxy88@gmail.com

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  99. Name : Ann Hidayat
    Email: extremelyanno@hotmail.com

    I hope to win this scarf because it's beautiful, classy and versatile since it can be worn with jeans or to a business meeting:) I love the colours and patterns and have entered the rafflectopter as Hidayat B. Wish you all the best for your business:)

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  100. I will give it as a gift to my Mom!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. It has been a very long time since I gifted myself (or anyone else did) something so very special and pretty

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  102. I would love to wear it with my yellow t-shirt and jeans. It is beautiful!
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  103. I would love you to own it, love scarfs :)
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  104. It's very pretty and I love scarves. I also love silk and soft materials against my skin.

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  105. I'd love to own this scarf, it looks like the perfect classy accessory to dress up an outfit!

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  106. Gorgeous colors in this scarf!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  107. I would love to win the scarf because it looks beautiful and it would match with so many outfits!

    rocky.mart@yahoo.com

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  108. i would like to win it because it looks fashionable and pretty.

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  109. I would love to win this scarf because... it's so beautiful.

    Zoe
    sheepity812@yahoo.co.uk

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  111. I adore artisan created scarves...I'd be thrilled and honored to wear this beautiful piece of art
    I would love to win....just because
    Thanks for the opportunity

    Sharon
    lunrei at yahoo dot com

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  112. the colors are very pretty
    gkuroda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. wow would love to wear this as the colours are amazing

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  114. would look great with the jeans and t i wear every day.

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  115. Love it!!

    smilemoreplease@windstream.net

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  116. Beautiful scarf :) I would love to win it !

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  117. It's colorful, beautiful, special!

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  118. I love the bright colors!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  119. Its colors are mostly earthy and suitable for autumn type of person - I am one of autumn type. Thanks
    Lubka K.

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  120. Scarves are my favorite cold-weather accessory, and I'm obsessed with Ikat prints!!

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  121. Definitely! I'd love to pair this scarf for my trip in Hong Kong!

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  122. Ура! Я его выиграла ! (танцую с утра )

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    1. Поздравляю!

      Hearty congratulations!

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  123. Such a gorgeous scarf. I love it

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