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ILLUSTRATED WOOL SILK SHAWLS – THE PERFECT GIFT IDEA THIS SEASON

*New* – The Beauty of Diversity Green Wool Scarf just landed in our shop.

The Gift of Elegance This Autumn

Do you know someone with an appreciation for the more luxurious side of life? A hand-illustrated wool-silk scarf makes the ideal gift! Are you looking for a timeless present to gift to your girlfriend or boyfriend? Perhaps your mum and dad, or even to just bring a smile to a friend or favourite colleague’s face? Our range of signature accessories is an exceptional choice. Exquisitely hand-woven in Italy, there’s a myriad of ways to tie these scarves.

There are just that many more ways to mix up your style to match any occasion. If you’re still wondering what to get your loved one during these colder months, we’re here to help! Spread the mood of hope and possibility this season with a hand-illustrated, wool-silk scarf from the Ilona Tambor collection. 

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Ilona Brings Slavic Mythology into Life on Silk Scarves and Accessories

For this season’s looks, Ilona has drawn inspiration from her Slavic roots, allowing tradition and mythology to come to life in her designs. A testament to her heritage, she brings mesmerizing themes to wearable silk accessories. With darker undertones, each scarf tells an intricate story through a spectacular eye for dazzling design. Both Slavic mythology, and in particular, demonology, have long enraptured the mind of this designer with her Polish roots. Growing up and listening to tales of the creation of the world, the gods that watch over it, and the people who inhabit it, Ilona envisioned the nature of the world through this lens.

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“The stories were sometimes dark, sometimes happy, mysterious, and coarse. Sometimes they were scary, lined with laughter, and often came with a warning or lesson. Above all, they were original,” explains Ilona. It’s this originality that shines through in this season’s designs, featuring Leshy – the forest guardian – and the interplay between the Griffin and Basilisk.

A keen connoisseur of world mythologies may have picked up on Slavic mythology entering the public consciousness of late through the interpreted works of The Witcher, by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Both the games and its Netflix adaptation have propelled some of these stories in front of the contemporary eye. 

But this is only one slice of the rich world seen through a Slavic lens. Ilona Tambor’s silk scarf designs offer the wearer the soul of stories told around a shepherd’s fire as the smoke creates a backdrop for the imagination of the listener. This imagination is harnessed and painted through innovative means.

Every silk scarf begins its life illustrated by hand – an intricately creative process. Before being printed on sustainably sourced silk, these patterns are manipulated digitally, adding color and spirit into each design. Discover more here Tambor World.

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Discover Colorful S/S 2021 Luxury Illustrated Silk Scarves Collection

I hope you love the movie. Read more about the inspirations behind the illustrations for the Spring Summer 2021 collection here – Tambor World.

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NEW S/S 2021 ILONA TAMBOR COLLECTION

In this time of change and uncertainty, the release of my brand new Spring/Summer 2021 Collection of silk scarves and silk cushions has a dual purpose. At Ilona Tambor, I believe that art and fashion serve to motivate and elicit emotion and inspiration in both the wearer and the viewer. Since I believe that art serves a purpose, it’s my responsibility as an artist and designer to use my art as a vehicle to uplift and to inspire hope through my craft.

Spring/Summer 2021 Collection – Invigorating Imagination

Certainly, we’ve all felt the lack of freedom over this past year. Being locked in our homes without the ability to travel freely and experience the world as we had become so accustomed to has dimmed the flame of creativity and passion in our hearts.

This soon-to-be-launched collection of premium, new silk scarf and silk cushion prints aims to help revive that passion, by taking the wearer – and the viewer – on a journey of enchanting colours, fairy tales, fragrances, and invigorating imagination.

My new Spring/Summer Collection of 2021 comprises designs inspired by the animals that once used to roam Morocco. Surrounded by the land’s indigenous flowers and fruits, these works are infused with the tangible aura of the regions fragrances and mystical spirit that resides both now and eternally.

Beginning as hand-drawn illustrations, I digitise these designs before printing them onto luxurious, ethically sourced silk. These illustrations resonate with our changing world and mentality, urging us to appreciate the beauty around us and work to preserve it. 

Wafting Whimsy – Silk Scarves and Silk Cushions

Available on square scarves, ribbon scarves, and twillies, I’ve now made these patterns accessible on comfortable cushions, too. Since going outdoors is a less frequent occurrence these days, art inspired by the lands of Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains can now function as a muse in your own home while staying safe amidst luxurious comfort.

While my previous range offered a whimsical splash of colour and elegance on the pages of three Condé Nast Traveller issues in 2020, the latest collection brings extends its reach. The Ilona Tambor label offers a new variation of silk scarf, along with a home décor option to illuminate interior spaces.

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The Perfect Gift Idea Illustrated Scarves

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Illustrated Wool-Silk Scarves – The Perfect Gift Idea This Season

We’ve entered 2021. We probably speak for all of us when we say that we’re happy to see the back of 2020!

2021 is the year of hope, so here’s to hoping that things begin to look better for all of us. Our range of wool-silk scarves might just help with that!

This past Christmas and New Year were far from what we’re used to. We’re trying to spread the cheer in 2021 with our range of wool-silk scarves – for her and for him! With the chilly weather here in the UK and other parts of the northern hemisphere, staying warm is a priority! When heading out to work, for a stroll in the brisk, fresh air, or if you’re just venturing out to get some snacks to binge on, you want to look good while keeping the cold away. You’ve probably got loved ones who can’t work remotely and have to leave their homes. Why not surprise them an artisanal, hand-illustrated wool-silk scarf?

Hand-Woven Love from Italy

Even though this time it’s a little different than usual, love is still in the air during February! And hey, Valentine’s Day coming up soon. Thought you might need a quick reminder about that little occasion. A luxury, premium-crafted, wool-silk scarf that’s hand-woven in Italy certainly hits the mark as a thoughtful and stunning gift option. 

There’s lots to choose from, too – keeping warm and looking haute is more than just possible! The Ilona Tambor range of hand-woven and hand-illustrated scarves are a definitive conversation piece. These bespoke patterns and designs promise to keep a loved one warm – both on the outside and inside! These deep, vivid colours and intricate designs are memorable, too, ensuring that your aesthetic and practical gift will never be forgotten.

Colour-popping Vintage Looks with Hand-Illustrated Wool-Silk Scarves

When it comes to style and layering options, your fashionista friend or loved one will have infinite possibilities in working this timeless gift into their chic ensembles this year. Hand-woven in Italy, our wool-silk scarves are a constant hug during the colder months. Remind them of you even when you’re not around! And, as the vintage-inspired trends have been picking up pace, we’re seeing more “Peaky Blinders” looks on the streets. An Ilona Tambor wool-silk scarf goes a long way in putting a special spin on the look – illuminating the more demure layers of coats, waistcoats, and flat caps with a suitable colour and mood pop!

The Gift of Elegance This Winter

Do you know someone with an appreciation for the more luxurious side of life? A hand-illustrated wool-silk scarf makes the ideal gift! Are you looking for a timeless present to gift to your girlfriend or boyfriend? Perhaps your mum and dad, or even to just bring a smile to a friend or favourite colleague’s face? Our range of signature accessories are an exceptional choice. Exquisitely hand-woven in Italy, there’s a myriad of ways to tie these scarves. There are just that many more ways to mix up your style to match any occasion. 

If you’re still wondering what to get your loved one during these colder months, we’re here to help! Spread the mood of hope and possibility this season with a hand-illustrated, wool-silk scarf from the Ilona Tambor collection. 

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How to Tie a Headscarf and Headwrap

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Knots and Layers Part Two – How to Tie a Headwrap

Silk scarves and headwraps go together like strawberries and cream. They’re inseparable. Scarves made of exquisite silk have been used to adorn the bodies of both women and men through time. While it’s true that silk scarves provide that certain something to an outfit when draped nonchalantly around the neck, or tied into something more elaborate as an alternative to a statement necklace, a whole new world is opened up when they’re tied into a headwrap. If you’re looking for how to tie a headwrap, read on!

Headwraps are, excuse the pun, intertwined with tradition and are tied to various cultures around the world – some cultures wear them in a very similar fashion, for the same reasons, while they’re significant for other reasons in other parts of the world. Ghanaian women are famous for wearing ornately tied, brightly-coloured headwraps called duku, while South African and Namibian women similarly call their wrapped headgear doek. Traditionally, headwraps function as social markers, showing status, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or marital status, while it’s gained popularity today as both a fashion accessory and a practical one. For natural hair, especially curly hair that needs more care to keep breakage from occurring, a silk headwrap will brighten up your look and your day!

Reimagining the Headband

Headbands are a simple way to hold hair back when you’re not in the mood to tie it all up in a high bun or ponytail. It lets your mane flow, keeping you free to feel the wind in your hair. Yes, while it’s a great choice for a carefree day, you still want a fashionable edge to your look. Using a printed silk scarf.
Tying your hair up this way is great for when you’re in a hurry to get to work in the morning and you’re running late. You’ve run out of dry shampoo and the roots of your hair are showing signs of oiliness. Here’s how to tie a headwrap with a luxurious silk scarf. You can opt for a classic silk scarf size of 90 x 90cm or the larger option of 135 x 135cm.

  1. Place the scarf behind your head.
  2. Bring the ends to the front and criss-cross the scarf.
  3. Twist the ends over.
  4. Bring both ends around to the back.
  5. Tie a knot and tuck in the ends to polish the look.

Wrapping for Coverage

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When you’re looking for a little more coverage than a reimagined headband will offer, this headwrap style is ideal for when you want to rock loose hair or keep your hair completely covered. It’s a commonly worn headwrap across cultures, and its turban-esque vibe offers a bohemian twist to a somewhat corporate, buttoned-up look – especially when using one of our printed scarves. You’ll need a larger scarf for this wrap, so make sure to use one of our oversized silk scarves of 135 x 135cm.

1. Cover your head with the scarf, holding the ends together on either side, behind your head.

2. Criss-cross the ends behind your head, ensuring that both ends are held together.

3. Bring the ends to the front, then tie one last knot here to give the look that splendorous finish.

4. Last, tuck the ends behind this knot to complete the look.


A Crown with a Twist

How to wear a scarf

A little more intricate, this crown-style headwrap puts a spin on both smart-casual and formal. It brings attention to your favorite pair of drop earrings, and also shows off the neck, allowing you to add a glimmer to your look with a subtle, but complimentary necklace. Both the classic 90 x 90cm size of a silk scarf or the larger 135 x 135cm option is perfect.

1. Tie your hair back into a tight bun, or slick it back.

2. Cover your head with the scarf, pulling it towards the back.

3. Gather the ends and tie a knot.

4. Twist the separate ends over each other repeatedly, creating a rope.

5. Pull the twisted rope around the front, giving your crown a “wreath”, and tuck the end in near the back of your neck.

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