Black Butterfly Skull Scarf with Straw Boater Hat
This straw boater hat and scarf is part of a limited edition collaboration between Myaraa (by Namrata Lodha) and Kate Stoltz.
Colorful watercolor painted butterflies escape a butterfly skull, fluttering over a black sea. A fringed border of a row of butterflies over dark blue emphasizes the natural cascade of the scarf edge while it is being worn. Natural straw boater hat has adjustable string to adjust to head size.
Scarf Inspired by: a gold skull sculpture with butterflies (by artist Philippe Pasqua) seen in a Parisian art gallery along with the reminder the image of a skull brings: that we are only here temporarily and should make the most of every moment. The butterfly represents renewal, hope, endurance and courage to embrace the transformation life creates on a daily basis. Meanwhile, the skull serves as a reminder of our mortality, encouraging and motivating us to embrace life. It also displays the equality of humankind.
Styling Tips: Both pieces were designed to be worn together or separately. This scarf and hat set was designed for sunny fall or spring days spent in the orchards or the beach, with the scarf being removed and worn as a light shawl once the sun sets and the earth chills. The scarf can be worn on the straw boater hat tied around the chin or simply tied at the back of the hat (with the scarf covering the eyelets) for a more conventional look. The vibrant butterflies make this a great addition to a white t-shirt and jeans, a blazer and dress or even to complete a winter look.
Meanwhile, the natural straw boater hat can be worn with the butterfly skull scarf or with your own silk scarf or ribbon. Add the black Petersham ribbon to tie around the brim for a classic look that you can quickly switch into.
Hat by Myaraa Details: Sustainably sourced straw is hand woven and sewn into a classic boater hat by experienced female artisans in the Myaraa workshop located in India. The artisans personally collect straw from local wheat fields, using high quality natural materials that are left in the fields after the farmers harvest the wheat. By paying their workers fair wages, Myaraa's founder, Namrata Lodha, is leading the fashion industry with a more ethical, sustainable and fair supply chain that starts with sourcing the fiber and the artisans that harvest these fibers and eventually turn them into an expertly made, light summer hat.
Scarf Size: 70 x 200cm (27.5" x 78.7")
Hat Size: 3.5" brim
Black Petersham Ribbon Size: 72" x 3"
Scarf Made in Italy
Hat Made in India by local female artisans that are getting paid fair wages for their labor.