Kyrgyz Silk and Felted Scarf, Alumni Red Poppies on Grey Silk
Filmy hand-felted single-sided silk scarf by Kyrgyz artisans at Seven Sisters
Custom dyed to match University of New Mexico colors, as a unique treat for alumni in our U.S. office location
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Regular: 79" long, 24" wide
Extra Long: 106" long, 24" wide
Short: 58" long, 18" wide
100% wool on 100% silk base
Hand wash or dry clean
NOTE: University of New Mexico has not endorsed or recommended this product.
The Seven Sisters artisan group from Kyrgyzstan is seven sisters from the Sharshambieva family who produce layered, mottled felt and silk products in the tradition of ala-kiyis. For thirteen years, the sisters have worked together, pressing vibrant felt into the rippling designs that tell stories of their culture. Today, the sisters’ work is able to support their large extended family. “Our love for this work was instilled by our grandmother, a famous skilled worker,” says Farzana. The sisters can remember, as children, watching their grandmother lay patterns down on the carpet, and listening as she explained the legends associated with each design.