We fell in love with international goodwill ambassador Liya Kebede's line of handmade garments. Lemlem, meaning "to bloom" in Amharic, was started as a way to provide Ethiopian weavers with a means to escape poverty. The result? An amazing collection of delicately handcrafted pieces. Fashioned in pure striped cotton with a gorgeous gauzy feel, this dreamy scarf boasts hand embroidered at edges and fringed ends. The perfect accessory for breezy spring days and nights. Handmade in Ethiopia. Catalog/jcrew.com only.I think they did a great job styling the scarf in the picture - I actually thought this was one, full colorful scarf, but it's actually the two different colored scarves together. The scarf is available in white pink stripe and white natural stripe.
I think the scarf is pretty, if not a little basic. It seems like a pretty versatile piece, but I can't see myself forking over $80 for a cotton scarf with a "gauzy" feel. I would like to see the embroidery up close though.
What do you think? Do you own this scarf? Is it on your wishlist? Would you pay $80 for it?