100% natural felted wool and silk stole. The felted floral prints on the silk are our true admiration to our artists who work so hard to eternise this traditional handicraft. For this artisan product, silk is rubbed and shaped with the help of olive oil soap and warm water to bond with the felted wool.
Felt is a textile material that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. Felt from wool is considered to be the oldest known textile. Many cultures have legends as to the origins of felt making. Sumerian legend claims that the secret of felt-making was discovered by Urnamman of Lagash. The story of Saint Clement and Saint Christopher relates that while fleeing from persecution, the men packed their sandals with wool to prevent blisters. At the end of their journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks.