Saturday, 20 June 2009

Golden silk ikat scarf - SOLD

This wonderful scarf was given to made4aid by Doff, who has been weaving for at least 30 years.

It is handwoven on a table-top loom in 100% silk and its beautifully lustrous and light, drapes very well and feels just lovely.

The patchy stripe pattern in the centre of the scarf is achieved through a technique known as ikat.

This involves dying both warp and weft threads separately, in careful bundles, before they are put onto the loom ready for weaving - it is a very old and time-consuming skill - and this creates the "staggered" stripes when the weaving is done.

Doff did this dying herself to prepare the silk for weaving, and the pale-shading to darker gold is beautifully complemented by the darker and lighter grey in the stripes and twill patterns across the ends..

There is some variation of colour in the photographs here - the first photograph is the best representation of the colours/shades of the silk.

The scarf is approx. 10 inches/25cm wide and 55.5 inches/141cm long (excluding fringe).

Bids start at £30.00.
Postage would be: UK - £2.65; Europe - £3.76; Rest of the world - £6.50.
Postage is free on items which sell for over £50.00.

The auction begins at 09.00 Saturday 20th June, 2009 and will end at 09.00 25th June, 2009, London time. The highest bidder before that time will win.

To bid on this item, please click on “PLACE YOUR BID” at the end of this post. Please bid in £ Sterling.

You don’t have to be a blogger to bid. There are more instructions on bidding and payment to the right-hand side of this post where you will also find a currency converter, and a time-zone converter.

If you are the winning bidder on this item, please email us after the auction ends - or, leave your email address in the comments/bidding section. We will then contact you about payment and mailing.

Please click here for our terms and conditions, and returns information.

And if you have any queries, email us (as above) or leave your question in the comments.


  1. Sorry I've been a bit late getting on to this today...

    Annie, you are the winner. If you could please leave your email address here - or else email us at - then we can sort out payment and postage. You've got a bargain here, its a beautiful scarf and wonderful weaving - Doff will be very pleased.


  2. oh and PS to Annie, I've just realised that this post has the wrong postage costs. This item will cost considerably less postage than this - let me know where you are and I will tell you how much.