The first thing you’ll notice about these play scarves is that they’re pretty expensive. This is because they’re made from real silk, expertly printed, for a tactile and visual experience polyester can’t match. It also means that they’re hypoallergenic and have to be washed by hand.
More importantly, though, they drape like only real silk does and are very light in weight. Your child will almost certainly love dancing with one in each hand as they stream and flutter in the breeze.
Once they get tired of spinning around, you won’t have to suggest a new game, either: throw one into the air, and it gently drifts down like a mystical butterfly, wrap it around your face and you’re in a fairy tale.
The thing about real silk, of course, is that it’s typically weaved very thinly. This means that these scarves are not all that tough by the standards of an active toddler and, as with all artisanal products, the quality you get seems to depend on the phase of the moon as much as the efforts of the manufacturer.
In other words, if you can’t afford to replace these already pricey scarves, you may be better off buying a cheaper product made from synthetic silk instead. These may not have the same charm, but you also have other uses for your money and your kid probably doesn’t know better anyway.
These particular scarves are 21 inches (53 cm) square and good for babies, as they’re easy to grip and stream through tiny fingers.
A larger 35-inch size is also available in various colors and designs.
The costumes, fort kits and other accessories by the same manufacturer are worth a look as well, but also cost a pretty penny.