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Handmade Personalised Initials Banana Fibre Scarf

Handmade Personalised Initials Banana Fibre Scarf

Regular price $77.00 USD
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The stalk of a banana plant contains fibrous strands that can be processed into anything from paper to kimono-grade silk.

The fibre from the stalk of banana plants is incredibly durable and is actually a waste product of the bananas grown for the food industry. Banana plant offers numerous possibilities as a natural and sustainable textile and fibre material.

Much like the fibrous stalks of other fast-growing flora, the banana plant contains long and strong fibres in its sturdy stems. The outermost layers of the stalk contain the coarsest fibres, while the inner layers contain fine fibres that can be spun into luxurious fabrics such as silks. After a banana harvest, the cut stalks are stripped of their fibres by a decortication method, whereby the stalks are crushed by a roller and then the fibres are scraped by machines that have sharp, revolving wheels on them. Stripping can also be done by hand, which involves removing narrow strips of the stalk with a serrated knife.

Fibre extraction is followed by boiling the strips in an alkaline solution to soften and separate them. After boiling and washing the strips, the skins and fibres are separated from one another, after which the fibres are joined through a tedious and time consuming method to create long, continuous threads. The threads are then ready for spinning, during which they must be kept wet in order to prevent snapping or breaking.

Processed banana fibre resembles bamboo and ramie fibre, but the high grade fibre is actually much finer and easier to spin. Despite its fineness, this high grade banana fibre is extremely durable, and has a natural luster that gives it a satin-like appearance.

HANDMADE IN NEPAL.

* * * * * * * * * * * HOW TO MAKE YOUR ORDER * * * * * * * *

1. Submit the letters/name you would like to engrave on your Scarf. You can engrave up to 2 Initials characters - please refer to photograph for final finish.
2. The letters design are font size 4mm and engraving will be in black colour.
3. Make sure the spelling is correct as personalise engraving are non-refundable.
4. Due to manual measurement allow 0.5-1cm differences.

* * * * * * * * * * * ITEM SPECIFICATIONS * * * * * * * * * * *

Material: Fabric Banana Fibre
Approx. Dimension:
Length: 78 inches / 197 cm approx.
Width: 9 inches/ 22 cm approx.
Engraving material: Brass metal

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Orders are dispatched 1-2 working days (Monday to Friday) after they have been placed.

The average shipping time in the UK is 2-3 working days and 7 - 21 working days for international shipping.

To avoid package been lost during postal, all orders are track and sign where possible, so the customers can check their parcel status.

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Recommended washing separately in cold water with minimal agitation.

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