Poppy Red Silk Scarf - Afghanistan

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Artisan: Saleh Fine Silks

This handwoven, pure silk scarf in poppy red is exquisitely soft to touch and very lightweight. It is perfect for travelling and can dress up an outfit for any occasion.

Saleh tries to buy silk from Afghanistan but silk production was severely affected during the civil war and under Taliban rule when the mulberry orchards, home to the silk worms, were cut down or destroyed. Today silk weavers like Saleh are forced to buy in some silk from Pakistan and China at inflated prices. Although there are still as many as 36 silk workshops in Herat, home to the traditional Afghan silk industry, there are only three workshops left in Kabul today. 

• 100% silk - dry clean only.
• Dimensions: 75" x 26" (190cm x 65cm).


Saleh Fine Silks

Saleh Mohammad was born in the city of Herat, in western Afghanistan in 1971. Today Saleh is a renowned silk weaver but, although he comes from the country’s capital of silk production, he arrived at this profession by an unexpected path. Living as a refugee in Pakistan during the civil war...

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Artisan: Saleh Fine Silks - Afghan Silk Scarves


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Type: Scarves

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