This scarf was handwoven on a custom loom with both the warp and the weft from the same yarn. The yarn used is a thin gradient yarn which goes from gold to a deep maroon/burgundy color. The two colors go really well together and look great in the cowl. It's thin enough to wear with a shirt but also will provide warmth when worn under a coat. Wear it to show the gold side or wear it to show the maroon side-- it's like having two different scarves!