SELVA started in 2013 with their first collection of Framed Vintage Scarves.
We collect, clean, restore, mount and Frame Vintage Scarves to create contemporary graphic artworks for the modern home. After being stretched and hand stitched onto a silk background the scarves are framed in a bespoke minimalist perspex box. The whole process is done by hand to museum grade standard.
All scarves are 100% SILK unless otherwise stated in the description.
Prices start at £400. All prices listed are for the finished piece (mounted and framed - ready to hang), regardless of their category (framed or unframed). We do not sell any unfinished pieces. If you would like to buy a FVS please call Pandora on 07714 099340 or email us stating the name of the piece, and we will contact you to arrange payment and delivery.
Alternatively, you may already have your own favourite scarf you would like given the FVS treatment? We'd do bespoke framing see costs for bespoke framing
Interested in the provenance of the scarf you have chosen? See the histories page.
Mounting the scarves.
The scarves are cleaned and conserved before being mounted on stretcher frames. They are hand sewn onto three layers of fabric, with a top layer of silk. The art is to sew the scarves on with stitching that is barely visible to the eye, that doesn’t pucker or pull on the scarf. This technique has been perfected by our resident expert Kitty Morris, who has been in the textile business for more than 30 years.