Matka Silk Throw

Matka Silk Throw

150.00

This throw is made from matka, a by-product of silk production (the discarded shorter threads). As a by-product, it represents a form of upcycling. 

Matka produces a beautiful fabric that is both light and soft, like a combination of cotton and cashmere. It has a more matte appearance than conventional silk, but shimmers subtly when placed in sunlight. This piece would work well as a sofa throw in summer months and as a softer and slightly warmer alternative to cotton. 

Our matka products are made in North-East India by a cooperative that have practised silk weaving for generations. 

Read about our visit to the cooperative here.  

- 100 x 190 cm

FIBRES
* 100% undyed matka silk

FABRIC
* Made of hand-spun threads
* Woven by hand on traditional looms

FINISH
* Sewn into throws by a fair trade group in Delhi

Washing Instructions: wash by hand or on a gentle cycle in cool or lukewarm water using mild detergent only, i.e. detergent that contains no bleaching agents (including oxygen-based ones) or enzymes.

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