Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Roses and Paisley - a Lovely Duet; Our New Infinity Scarf

I have just realized that we have made 78 infinity scarves so far. Some of them were made from ikat silk, a few - from crepe de chine, and there were many of them made from vintage Russian shawls. We feel that this is a great way to utilize those shawls which are damaged beyond repair and cannot be worn as is.

The endless scarf I want to show today is made from a very vintage hand block printed shawl. The print is just lovely - like a bright watercolor with colorful roses and paisley.

It is a heavy wool fabric with some polyester added, which prevents it from wrinkling. This wool and lavsan blend was very popular in the 1960-1970s. And it drapes really well, in nice large soft folds.

There are so many ways to drape it - it is a very versatile piece. And every time I look at it, I find new lovely nuances. The paisley are delicious, and the color combination is redolent of the autumn, harvest, fruity mellowness, dark evenings in the orchard...

This one of a kind infinity scarf made from a vintage Russian shawl can be found in our Etsy shop here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/204544885/ .


  1. Amazing patterns, and the colors! Oh those colors, they always make me so happy! Such a great idea to up-cycle vintage Russian shawls!

  2. Thank you, Arctida! I am glad it has a second life now.

  3. Like the 100% pashmina Scarf. Gives the beautiful look as what one may require.


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