This stunning fringed scarf was created from Banjara sari and a Chinese silk piano shawl.
The fabric is a light weave silk georgette in pink/magenta. Mirrorwork and embroidery decorate the entire scarf. This is all handwork done by northern Indian gypsies! The fringe is hand knotted silk fringe taken from a Chinese silk piano shawl.
For the gypsy queen bohemian goddess!!!
The shawl is 80 inches long, including the 20-inch fringe, by 15 inches wide (when laid flat). The fabric has been doubled to form a tube shape. Pink gypsy queen fringed scarf.
What exactly is a tube scarf?
The fabric is doubled to form a tube shape (known as a single-infinity scarf). It has the benefits of a traditional long scarf AND an infinity scarf! It always looks great because the "right side" is always showing, and the fabric bunches softly and frames your face perfectly.
Wear it like a regular infinity scarf by knotting the ends OR wear it hanging down like a traditional long scarf, letting the lovely little fringes show!
The scarf has been decorated in the Phulkari style by Banjara gypsies in the Punjab region of northern India, right near the Pakistani border. The word Phulkari means "flower craft." Women create these things to be worn by themselves or loved ones, and they are never offered in the marketplace. On very special occasions and ceremonies, full-body phulkaris are worn, and they are called Baghs, which means "garden." How awesome is that?
Wash gently by hand in cold water. Hang to dry. Don't press!
This is made from antique sari and may have signs of wear such as small, light stains or tiny holes. I do my very best to insure that each piece is as close to perfect as possible, but please remember that they came from saris that have been worn and loved by one or more women. If there is something that is unacceptable to you, that I missed, I will gladly take the piece back.
I purchase saris from a single mother in Delhi, who runs her own business selling vintage and antique fabrics. She acquires these saris from women during trips to remote villages throughout India. In this way, she provides a much-needed income to these villages and to herself and her son. It's very cool being a part of this network!