With an array of deep and powerful designs, inspired by ancient dyeing techniques, we are pleased to introduce our Ancient Madder Collection. Strictly limited and very luxurious, this rich, dark and moody selection makes the most of the deep tones that only madder silk gives you. Fully hand screen-printed and treated right here in England, these ancient madder silk day cravats give every outfit a breath of decadence.
Based on a method dating back millenia, the madder technique produces colour combinations that are simply not replicable by any other means. The natural dye process imparts a richness of colour that inspired us to create this beautiful limited run. The finish of madder silks is rather special too - the fabric gains an incredible softness, lustre, and durability, with a buttery-soft sheen known as “chalk hand” for its dense, dry and luxurious feel.
“Ancient Madder” pays homage to the historical roots of this process; the silk, soaked in vats of indigo dye, undergoes a time-consuming and expensive transformation, resulting in deep, oversaturated colours and its signature dusty handle. The process is a well-guarded secret, known only to a select few who appreciate the artistry behind these accessories.
Pairing beautifully with a business suit, with autumnal and winter colours or a full overcoat, these silks are truly the last word in subtle styling. If you crave the dark side, or want something to deepen your look, our limited-edition Ancient Madder Collection will be your greatest ally.
The Ancient Madder Collection cravats are hand-printed in England by one of the last remaining traditional silk mills. Hand screen-printed using environmentally sound techniques and chemicals. Strictly limited edition in small quantities.