SPIRIT OF THREADS
Tinted Hand-woven Linen Shawl
A large linen shawl beautifully tinted from light to dark.
Tightly woven with a wonderful lustre that only hand-weaving can achieve. A shawl or cape to wear year-round.
Our skilled friends at Aranya have spun, carded, woven and dyed this shawl with leaves, flowers and other materials found around their fine production facilities in Munnar, Kerala. All work is done by hand.
Slow Fashion for real.
Material: 100% West Bengali linen
Size: 60 X 200 cm
Hem: 1cm fringe
21 Mimosa Yellow - eucalyptus
31 Rose Pink - Indian madder, madder/krapp root
50 Indigo Blue – plant leaf extracts
85 Grey Fog- eucalyptus
87 Desert Sand- catechu wood, acacia tree extract
Origins: The garment is hand-spun, hand-woven and naturally dyed at Aranya in Munnar, Kerala
Production Time: 55 days (linen - 50 days; hand spinning - 2 days; natural dyeing - 1 day; weaving, finishing, fringe cutting, labelling - 2 days)
Durability and care: The shawl is made entirely by hand from nature's vibrant materials and colours. Weaving and spinning by hand leads to the threads being wonderfully irregular, and the natural dyeing allows the colours to vary. Gently care for your new garment, and you will have a friend for life. Begin by hanging it out to air. When necessary, wash by hand in cold water and mild soap, then hang dry.
Read more about Aranya here.
Read more about materials and natural dyeing here.