Folksight Phoenix Silk Scarf


Traditional Vietnamese folktales come to life through the vibrant designs on Folksight’s silk scarves. Using Vietnamese silk as a canvas, the designers aim to illustrate the tales of their forefathers with detailed and eye-catching prints and colours. In Vietnamese culture,  the dragon represents the emperor but a phoenix is used to represent the empress. Folklore describe the phoenix as having the neck of a snake, the breast of a swallow, the back of a tortoise, and the tail of a fish. According to myths, the phoenix burnt its nest and days later rose again from the ashes. Therefore, it symbolises rebirth, regeneration and survival.



  • designed and printed locally in Hanoi onto Vietnamese silk
  • 98% silk plus 2% other to help with the printing process


  • This scarf measures 90 cm x 90 cm
  • Hand wash with cold water
  • Each scarf comes with a white gift box


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about the brand


Using locally-produced silk as a canvas, Mai and Linh (the lovely sisters behind this Hanoi-based illustration & design studio) tell traditional Vietnamese folktales through the gorgeous graphics that they design and print on their vibrant and light-as-air scarves. In their own words, they aim to “take you on an artistic journey of dancing colors and blooming dreams of Vietnamese artists and artisans’ pride.”