More than 100 women in the village of Soatanana in Madagascar formed a co-op in 2003 to join forces in creating lambas, one of the world’s most unique textile products. With no electricity or running water, the women create beautiful scarves and wraps completely from scratch — from gathering the silk cocoons to weaving and dying the yarn. Their skill and products are truly remarkable. These scarves, sometimes called Malagasy silks, are worn by men and women. Read more about them here.
Madagascar Lamba 1531 – Including Fringe 14 x 74 Inches
100% Natural Silk Indigenous to Madagascar. Handcrafted from cocoon to finished product. Four inch fringe on each end. Dry clean.
Often called Malagasy silks or lambas, these scarves are culturally some of the most significant textiles in the world. They are soft to the touch and fair trade involved.
Most of the dyes are natural organic dyes. Any others are carefully chosen to be safe to the women and the environment.
To see how these Women of Soatanana crafted these scarfs, click here. It is remarkable to watch!