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Hand Dyed Shawls And Scarves – The Perfect Gifts

Updated on August 24, 2015

Large retail outlets, shops and even the net have one thing in common – a wide variety of mass-produced items. The prices are all over the map as are the origins of the products. This can make life difficult. Sometimes, it seems impossible to find that special gift for that certain someone.

Selecting the ideal gift for someone we care about is a challenge. We want to make sure it reflects their personal style, taste and character. We also want them to know this was not an indifferent choice. We want to show him or her we took the time and the bother to search for the ideal present for them. We want to show them just how special they truly are and a gift purchased without thought and in haste does not reflect this. Neither does a mass-produced item anyone could buy reasonably on his or her own time and dime.

If you wish to truly express how you feel to someone, you need to use your heart as well as your head. Logically and emotionally, the gift should reflect beauty, elegance and grace. It should not be too showy, but should stand out. It should be individualistic and not mass-produced. It should be practical yet unique.

The perfect solution to your dilemma is a hand-dyed silk scarf or shawl. This is a gift both sensible and distinctive. It is affordable but maintains a sense of glamour and élan. It is a piece of artwork wearable at any time during the year for any occasion.

Yet, do not select any-old silk scarf or shawl. While mass-manufactured silk scarves and shawls are available at many retail stores, these are limited in the range of colors and styles. They may not provide the ideal match for your chosen one. The colors or design may actually clash or not live up to your expectations. Opt, instead, for a hand-made article.

A hand-made scarf or shawl provides you with a wider scope from which to choose. Not only can you select one that suits their complexion and personality, you can also find one that is elegant. A hand-made scarf is truly a luxurious item. It is the ideal gift, making any woman feel indulged and spoiled. You can pamper her without depleting your resources.

Arguably, there are designer scarves – notably by Burberry, Chanel, Hermes and Emilio Pucci. These machine-produced pieces of silk fabric are traditionally expensive. They are also easily mistaken for fakes. Moreover, they are limited in their scope. People buy the name not the quality or the flare. None of this is applicable to either a hand-painted shawl or scarf.

In versatility alone, a hand-made scarf or shawl easily outperforms any of its manufactured or designer counterparts. You can drape them in many different ways around your person or accessories to create a look uniquely yours. Hand-made silk items also outshine the competition in quality, variety and cost.

Whoever you are shopping for – mother, grandmother, significant other, relative or friend, you cannot disappoint with a silk scarf or shawl. Any age of woman will find silk a pure delight. Furthermore, the variety of shapes and sizes ensure, this is one gift you have gotten in the right size.                                                                    

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    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Lovely Julie Ann

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for showing such wonderful, beautiful scarves. I don't see such beautiful thing a lot these days.


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