Russian Medieval cat silk scarf by Darya Karenski
Russian Medieval cat silk scarf by Darya Karenski. Tied scarf
Russian Medieval cat silk scarf by Darya Karenski. Closeup of fabric
Silk scarves Pattern Talent by Darya Karenski, 100% silk charmeuse, silk habotai, silk modal, vegan chiffon, faux satin charmeuse fabric scarf made in USA

Cat from Kazan Silk Scarf Available in 2 Sizes - 100% Silk or Vegan Faux Silk - Handmade to Order

Regular price $74.00 $0.00 Unit price per

Your own whimsical luxury accessory -  cat silk scarf by textile artist Darya Karenski.

The story

Inspired by a famous Russian 18-th century "comic" (called lubok) about a cat, this playful scarf with a medieval flavor will equally satisfy your craving for style and curiosity for world history of craft!

The hand lettered writings on edge (the fonts are carefully researched from Shakespeare's printed books and 17th century type in English and Russian) recite the original poem in both languages: Cat from Kazan, mind of Astrakhan, Siberian wit (...). Some sources say it was a political satire on the Russian Emperor Peter the Great. 

Objects depicted around the protagonist are derived from Eastern European folk tales and are of symbolic and magical meaning.

The design was hand-painted in gouache and took several months of meticulous work. It may or may not have been inspired by my orange tabby cat Cosmo! It's also available as a cotton canvas pillow cover.

You choose

Available in 2 sizes: 1) 26 in/ 66 cm neckerchief and 2) classic 36 in/91 cm oversized scarf in 5 fabric selections of three natural silk and two vegan silk options to cater to your sophisticated taste.

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Printed to order and handmade in Canada. Please allow 7 days for your scarf to be hand crafted as each order is custom made!

  • Printed and handmade to order
  • 2 size options ( 26 in/ 66 cm or 36 in/91 cm square scarf) 
  • Available in 100% Silk or Vegan Faux Silk
  • Baby machine rolled overlock hem
  • Designed in the USA by an independent artist and textile designer Darya Karenski
  • Printed and sewn in Canada and the US