A shop favorite, a collectible comfort, and a best seller - Kapital scarves are winter wonders of artistic charisma. These are like taking your bed with you into the flurries of winter with dreams still in your eyes. They’re like burrowing into a loved one’s arms after they’ve been sitting next to the fireplace drinking tea and waiting for you to come in from the frosty night. Warm, soft, and big enough to wrap you round.
Above and Below: Kapital's Navajo Vineyard design in purple, yellow, and green. Common to Kapital's design aesthetics, this scarf mixes together disparate cultural patterns, symbolism and craftsmanship.
As with most of Kapital, their scarves turn heads with their bright colors and clever play on cultural themes, but it’s not window dressing. These are built to withstand the coldest weather by using heat-trapping, compressed wool.
Originally developed for sweaters, the fabric proved difficult to shape when patterning, but that happy accident found its true purpose in these scarves. Developing unique finishing techniques to a degree that only Kapital would attempt - the result is a fabric that is exceptionally soft, lightweight and made big enough to style in many ways.
Traditional oriental rug design incorporates floral motifs in the inner field and border of the scarf.
African "Tree of Life" Baobab in multi-color, handwoven designs. Many cultures incorporate the concept of a "Tree of Life" into their religious iconography and Kapital's take on the design links African, European, and Eastern concepts.
Kapital's Ortega Blanket Scarf is inspired by trade blankets developed in New Mexico by the Ortega family in the early 1700s and is still in operation today. It's a recognizable southwestern aesthetic that is the confluence of Spanish and Native American art.
Kapital's Coptic Leopard Scarf. With this scarf, Kapital draws inspiration from North Africa, but with a completely original interpretation of design motifs that make it both fresh and familiar.
Kapital perfected both the fabrication and design over the past 16 years (first released in Fall/Winter 2005). There have been over 100 types of patterns since - incorporating traditional patterns, folk art, and travel inspiration from the four corners of the earth. This winter classic has artisanal focus on every aspect of its creation, a level of attention that can only come from handwoven craftsmanship.
Each one is unique due to its handbuilt construction. See if you can pick out a favorite...
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