What are playsilks?
What aren’t playsilks? Capes, tents, flags, blankets, royal robes, pools of lava, crystal streams. The joy of simple toys is in their flexibility. The latest talking plastic gadgets can only be used one way, and often they are so limited that children lose interest over time. Instead, let your child enter into a world of their own imagination with beautiful toys that can be used in countless ways over the years.
The Mini Play Silk can also be used as a hanky. Measuring 10" x 10"
Why Selah silks?
My playsilks are dyed with plants and animals found in nature—madder, indigo, black walnut, cochineal. Many I grow or harvest from the wild myself. I am the mother of two young children who love to explore the natural world around our cozy log cabin in the hills of West Virginia. No overseas sweatshops, no child labor, just beautiful, hand-dyed silks that are as unique as the children who play with them.
Each play silk is as unique as their names, each play silk will have a slight color variation and no two are exactly identical.
What does “selah” mean?
Selah is a musical term found in the Psalms. While the exact definition is lost to history, it can be translated as directing the musician to “pause and reflect upon this.” Childhood is just one stanza of our lives, and it is both brief and precious. Don’t rush it or cheapen it. Pause; reflect upon this.