Hand wash your scarf in COLD water, any normal non-bleach detergent will do. Hang to dry and press on a low heat setting.
You may notice that some of the edges of your scarf are raw. With a little wear, the raw silk ends will felt and knot itself preventing the scarf from fraying. Do not pull or tug on any loose fibers, rather snip the stray fiber at the root.
FINE SILK vs. RAW SILK
Raw silk is silk that has not been stripped of sericin. Silk emitted by the silkworm consists mainly of two proteins, sericin, and fibroin; fibroin being the structural center of the silk (a.k.a. fine silk), and sericin being the gum coating the fibers and allowing them to stick to each other. As a result of having their sericin left on, raw silk is somewhat heavier in texture and not as lustrous as the fine silk that you will find in the majority of our collections.