Sun. Rain. Mulberry leaf. 5,000 years of breeding and Bombyx mori, domestic silkmoth, mother of gossamer conjurers: the silkworms. From these are woven the first strands of Brajoh’s story…The seed of an idea for a scarf sprouts, takes root and unfurls across the computer screen. When it does, there is work. Rework. For hours. Weeks. Months. Until a composition feels worthy of the silkworms’ exquisite turnings.The silk itself then, has already navigated the globe. Weighing the samples of Asia’s premier silk weavers in hand is like holding light itself to determine which ray is truest. One is chosen. A marvel. No wonder emperors guarded it jealously.How to imprint such light with a vision? The world’s most precise silk printers. In service to the world’s most demanding fashion houses, they translate pixels into wearable translucence. In Italy and Great Britain, color clarity and alignment are tested and retested. Across the sea and back again, samples spill across the table. Again, a selection.
The final silken canvases return brilliant and raw-edged, awaiting a frame that yet another pair of masterful hands will bring to life: the seamstress.In a sunlit room, she bends over her handiwork, needle in hand. Such concentration. Bees heavy with pollen orbit magnolias outside her window, unrushed. Fabric folds into itself and an intricate rolled hem appears around the perimeter of each piece. Slow, methodical thread traversing a cloud… One. Delicate. Suture. After. Another.

The meticulous finishing detail complete, each Brajoh piece arrives for final inspection after nearly a year’s worth of travel. Just one last journey to make: the one that brings it to your doorstep.The package opens. 
Light. Mist. Sky.
Spun just for you.

And the next chapter of this story begins.


After graduating Rhode Island School of Design, John Neil Murphy pursued three decades of artistic endeavor ranging from works on paper to internet destinations for a multitude of well-known brands. As designer and founder of Brajoh, he brings the skills once demanded of designing for ephemera to sublime objects intended to last a lifetime.