Silk and Himachali Merino Wool Shawl
Mixing wool with silk makes this shawl feather- light, warm and soft all at the same time. It is traditionally hand-woven in Himachal Pradesh in the Indian Himalayas.
The wool is purchased directly from the shepherds in the mountain districts Kullu and Kanga. All carding, spinning and weaving are done on traditional wooden looms called KHADDI. The weaving technique is unique and is passed down from generation to generation. The weavers belong to their own little clan called Julahus. Dyeing is done with environmentally adapted modern pigments which fix to the fibres and retain their luminosity for a long time.
A perfect shawl for year-round use.
Material: 50% silk and 50% merino wool from Himachal Pradesh, India
Size: 60 x 195 cm
Hem: 2 cm fringe
Origins: The garment is hand-spun, hand-woven and dyed in Himachal Pradesh in the Indian Himalayas under the leadership of Ritika and Shaurya by Marichiworld.
Production Time: 55 days (sheep wool - 50 days; hand spinning - 2 days; natural dyeing - 1 day; weaving, finishing, fringe cutting, labelling - 2 days)
Durability and care: Weaving and spinning by hand leads to the threads being wonderfully irregular – a work of the hand. Gently care for your new silk and wool 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.