These wonderfully colorful scarves from the town of Matenwa on the island of Lagonav in Haiti.
Unable to support their families with agriculture due to deforestation and erosion of the once fertile soil, the women have put their fertile imaginations,
their love of color and their natural surroundings into the images on these silk scarves.
styles of these silk scarves: The approximately 36" square (LHS_Square)
and the long rectangle (LHS_Long).
Each one is painted and
hemmed completely by hand and the scarves are signed by the artisan. Made from
These are beautiful scarves that will certainly make a
statement when you wear them, especially under a raincoat, a jacket or with a
solid colored sweater. But, I have also seen large hand-made silk scarves
just like these framed between two pieces of plexiglass and hung on the
wall. Easily these are art - as much as they are craft! The two
pieces of plexiglass allows light to pass through and makes the scarf glow like
a stained glass window!
To see our selection of Long Scarves from this