SPIRIT OF THREADS
Assam Wild Eri Silk Shawl
The exclusive, wild eri silk has a wonderful dry lustre and a linen structure.
Wild eri silk is picked by hand from castor trees and barns in the Assam region. The cooperative Avani have carded, woven and dyed the wool carefully with natural elements such as leaves, flowers, fruits and materials found around the mountains and forests.
Wild eri silk is also sometimes referred to as Ahimsa silk, non-violent silk.
Material: 100% wild eri silk from the Assam region.
Size: 50 x 195 cm
Hem: 1 cm fringe
44 English Red - lac
65 Pine Green - natural indigo and pomegranate
89 Umbra Brown - walnut
99 Obsidian Black – Myrobolan tree
Origins: The yarn is hand-spun, hand-woven and naturally dyed at the Avani Cooperative in Uttarakhand, Himalayas.
Production Time: 55 days: wild eri silk cocoons, 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 colour to vary. Care for your new garment tenderly, and you will have a friend for life. Begin by hanging it out to air. When necessary, wash gently by hand in cold water and mild soap, then hang dry.
Read more about the Avani Cooperative here. Read more about wild eri silk here. Read more about materials and natural dyes here.