Our Aviator Parachute Scarf is made from the same silk material that WWII era parachutes were made. The Parachute Scarf is white silk, a full 14" wide by 72" long, 15 mm fabric weight, and ivory white. Parachute silk is a natural silk from which parachutes were made in pre-WWII era. It is a fine silkworm silk and woven into airtight fabric. The Army T-4 parachute was made from it. When Japan attacked in WWII, the silk cultivation areas fell under Japanese dominion and the import of parachute silk ceased. Most WWII era parachutes were quickly recycled into clothes and underwear by local civilians. Silk was strictly rationed, and abandoned parachutes were a valuable source of precious cloth. Order the parachute silk scarf for sale today!