Beautiful fine headscarves with a Balkan pedigree. Designed by our Bulgarian colleague and produced in Greece.
Silk is another natural textile with a long tradition in the Balkans. In historic Thrace, which makes up a large part of modern Bulgaria and also parts of Greece and Turkey, we find a great many mulberry groves thanks to the favourable natural conditions and very warm climate. This is one reason for the breeding of the Bombyx mori, or silkworm, whose cocoons provide the basic raw material for the production of the local silk.
Our silk headscarves come from a silk manufactory in the city of Soufli in Greek Thrace. This manufactory purchases cocoons from local silkworm breeders and reels them into the rare silk fibre that is then woven into the finest natural fabric. Depending on need, the fabric is either dyed in the traditional manner in dye-works with prefabricated patterns or, more recently, using digital printing.
The silk headscarves we offer are the result of Greek/Bulgarian cooperation. The motifs printed on the silk produced from the material derived from the mulberry trees on both sides of the Greek/Bulgarian border reinterpret patterns from traditional, particularly Bulgarian, national costumes. These are originals by a designer with whom Balkanova has worked for many years, Gergana Stankova from Sofia. Our silk headscarves, with impressive dimensions of 90 x 90 cm, are made from 100% Balkan silk, and so do not contain any artificial fibres.