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Made of soft but stiff foam, then covered with jacquard pattern silk handle and golden silk "blade", our Silk Play Swords are wonderfully safe, and provide endless hours of play.
Goes great with our silk Knight's Tunic and Crown, capes, and crowns!
Fun for all ages over 3
While we don't love weapons, we have come to respect and embrace many little boys' (and some girls') need for play swords. These soft foam swords are perfect, because they're Knightly, Princely, and Kingly (and also make a darn good pirate weapon too! Arrr!).
They are easy to handle and hold, and are made of foam then covered in silk and braided cord.
Open ended play? YES. These will truly get hours and hours and hours of use, and then get passed down to the next little Prince or Princess!
Sarah Lee, creator of Sarah’s Silks, smiles while reflecting on her oldest son’s early childhood days. “Mom, I am a turtle today. I NEED some green to wear.” “I need some wings to fly today – blue ones!” Or, “Logan is doing a play with me. She is the princess and I am the knight. We need some pink, purple and red colors.”
“First I reached for an old silk scarf. My son loved the smooth, silky feel. (Finally something he didn’t declare itchy!). Soon I found myself dying squares of silks to support his play.”
“I discovered silks serve as wonderful props for almost any make-believe game. I began to think about my fellow Waldorf families searching for natural toys to enhance open ended play, and the idea evolved for a line of silk play items.”
Seventeen years later, Sarah’s Silks are found in homes across the world.
Silk is a natural fiber and renewable resource. Sarah’s Silks dyes are non-toxic and the silks are easily hand-washed. Green America recognizes Sarah’s Silks as a “Green America Approved Business” for efforts to create sustainable toys
Silk is an ancient product of China. Sarah’s Silks are woven, dyed, and hand-hemmed in a small village near Suzhou, a beautiful city long renowned for its silk culture. Sarah and Mike Lee enjoy this rich connection to exotic China and their family’s ancestral heritage.
Sarah’s Silks hires Chinese seamstresses who work in their homes, often sitting in doorways, as their children play nearby. Sarah’s Silks offers the seamstresses incentives beyond prevailing wages as well as access to supplemental health insurance as part of their efforts to support the healthy families of their partners across the world.
The hand-hemmed and dyed products travel by ship to Sonoma County, California. Here, women work in their homes to finish sewing, ironing and packaging Sarah’s Silks products.
Sarah and Mike Lee manage Sarah’s Silks from their Sonoma County home, where they continue to raise three boys in the Waldorf tradition. Today, their eldest son is also joining in the family business by introducing the new silk string games!
Nurturing the Senses
Sarah’s Silks creates simple, open-ended toys that support growing minds. Developing inner creativity at a young age leads to higher levels of creative thinking in adulthood. When children’s inner creative life is nurtured, they grow into more well-rounded, stronger, and creative contributing members of our society, eager to bring their gifts to the world.Sarah’s Silks offers quality playsilks, toys and dress-ups for boys and girls that ignite the imagination, and capture the magical soul that lives in young children.