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Handmade in Italy
Fabric: 100% silk
Length: 147cm (= 58 inch)
Construction: 3-fold hand-rolled
Shantung silk is made from rawer, less processed yarns, this rougher, characteristically slubby cloth offers an unmistakable character and look. Traditionally used for summer ties, technically nothing speaks against wearing it year-round. Its slightly irregular appearance makes it always a bit more casual than a fine grenadine, printed silk with small patterns, or a simple twill. Ideal for combinations with classic summer clothes like hopsack, fresco or linen.
In the heart of the Italian silk industry, Como, lies one of the oldest silk weavers in Europe. Founded in the mid-19th-century, at first as a supplier of silk for furnishings and clothing, they began to make silk for ties when it took its modern shape at the beginning of the 20th century. To this day, a lot of historic, wooden looms are in use, which have not been produced in decades. But there is no substitute for them: our popular grenadine silk is woven on them, for example. We just love this heritage of Italian craftsmanship, and we do our best to keep those traditions alive.