Bring interest to your outfit with these gorgeous hand-woven cotton scarves! Each scarf is meticulously handmade by a Kayan artisan using the traditional back-loom method. Available in a multitude of colors, wear bold hues as a statement accessory, or a more muted palette for a subtle look. Made with the same soft cotton as the Kayan and other Hill Tribes use to weave their traditional textiles, it is both durable and color-safe. Woven in a continuous loop, each scarf adds interest with a section of loose threads. Can be wrapped around once or twice to suit your style!
Color options include: Tan/Black, Neon/Plum, Pink/Orange, Red/Purple or Purple/Aqua
Kayan women wear signature brass neck rings to give their necks an elongated appearance, which is a source of cultural beauty and pride. However the ring’s iconic nature also makes the Kayah particularly susceptible to trafficking for forced labor in tourist “villages.” These “villages” function in many ways like a human zoo. Kayan and other Hill Tribes are paid just enough to eek out a meager survival while denying them basic human rights such as mobility and access to services such as adequate health care, education and even electricity. Traditional crafts are one avenue that Kayan can use to supplement their income by selling their wares to tourists who visit their “villages.” As Daughters Rising also works to provide alternate vocational and education opportunities for Kayah women, the purchase of each scarf goes directly to Kayan artisans, helping them supplement their income and provide for their families.
Red, Pink, Purple, Tan, Neon