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Queen Menon handwoven pure silk shawl

Queen Menon handwoven pure silk shawl

Regular price $66.00 USD
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These luxurious pure silk shawls are made from handspun, naturally dyed Ethiopian Eri silk. This shawl is named after Queen Menon, the Empress of the Ethiopian Empire between 1930 and 1962. The designs, called tibeb, are found on many Ethiopian textiles. Weavers use a complicated technique to create geometric patterns. The design uses silk dyed in either coffee (to create the beige) or a mix of pomegranate and iron (to create the silver). 


100% silk. The silk is 100% Ethiopian Eri silk: the weft is hand spun silk from Arba Minch. The blocks of color are silk thread dyed in coffee, to create the beige, or iron and pomegranate, to create the dark grey.



70 x 200cm (27 x 78inches) 


Care instructions

Hand wash with mild soap, hang dry in shade. Iron. Do not bleach.

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