This Liberty of London scarf was inherited from ma grand-mere, and is at least
fifty forty years old. Over the weekend, I crossed my fingers and toes, and gently washed it in cold water with Palmolive to remove some grease stains on the border. It came through like a champ, sans stains!
Though some scarf aficionados recommend dry cleaning, many silk scarves can be hand washed, but it’s advisable to use a color catcher in case any of the colors bleed. Either way, it’s best to clean or wash only when absolutely necessary; usually just a bit of freshening is all that’s needed. Drape the scarf over the rung of a hanger, and hang in an open area with good circulation for a few hours (but never in direct sunlight).
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