This scarf is woven with a super-soft commecially spun merino yarn as the warp, and hand-dyed, handspun merino wool (with a touch of nylon) as the weft. There are also two stripes of hand-dyed, small-batch yarn spun from lincoln longwool woven into this scarf. It's truly a one-of-a-kind piece because the design created by the hand dyed yarns cannot be repeated! This piece is quite soft, as it is made with very good quality merino. I don't anticipate that it would cause any issues with next-to-skin wear. I have done my best to accurately represent the colors in this piece, but know that some monitors will display colors differently (fun fact: smart phones and tablets tend to display the truest colors). Item is one-of-a-kind and ready to ship as-is. Size: 68 inches long (excluding fringe) x 6.25 inches wide Care instructions: hand wash in tepid water with a no-rinse detergent such as Allure Fiber Wash or Eucalan Delicate Wash. Lay flat to dry away from sunlight.