Super soft and drapey, this ribbon has a light luster and is just beautiful. Earthtone gray with occasional areas of a faded denim or gunmetal color. The vast majority of this ribbon is a medium Steel Gray. Softer than most of the Sari ribbons I've come across.
Sari Silk Ribbon is made in India by women working through Fair Trade. They take what would otherwise be silk waste, from cutting sari silk for wraps and clothing, and sew the pieces end to end, occasionally tying ends, to make beautiful ribbon yarn. Some edges are frayed or lacy, adding physical as well as visual texture. Shown in different lights, this is a muted, subtle and versatile color, falling somewhere between gray and a smokey blue - leaning more to the gray definitely but with the hues of a bruised, stormy sky. Smaller sections may be only a dark gray with less of the bluish hues as shown in the last two pics. Because these are "overdyed", the original base color creates different shading of the final dyed product, with some being a bit lighter or darker. Thinner than the average Sari Ribbon strips, most of these ribbons measure 1/4" to about 1/2" across, with a few having lacy, fringed, or frayed edges for uniqueness. Embellish scrapbooks, book covers, scarves, art yarn, luggage or purse straps, even jewelry. Great in weaving, rug making, or plying into your OOAK yarns.
Listing is for five yards.
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