Our Story

Noctua Story, square silk scarf on river

Athene Noctua, the owl commonly associated with the Greek goddess Athena, was a Hellenistic symbol of wisdom and knowledge.  Athena herself was considered the patron goddess of many subjects including wisdom, inspiration, art and weaving.  

Each Noctua scarf embraces this connection between knowledge and art and tells a true and unique story.  The details are meticulously researched and feature some combination of art, science, history and mythology.

Each design is hand drawn in the United States and printed in Italy on large square 100% silk twill scarves with a rich palette of colors and rolled hems.  Scarves are then beautifully packaged, and include details about their story, care tips, and several style ideas for wear.