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Hand woven silk & wool shawl #154

by Indian Artisan

$140.00 / Sold Out

This very lovely and rare shawl from the Himalayan region of India ticks all the boxes for us at KASU:
> eri or non-violent silk - no silk worm was harmed in the making

> fine Tibetan wool

> hand spun fibres - so fine!

> fair trade - the artisans are paid well for their labours

> natural dyes: Indigo and Tesu Flowers
Indigo is among the oldest dyes to be used for textile dyeing and printing and produces blue colours. India is believed to be the oldest centre of indigo dyeing in the Old World. The association of India with indigo is reflected in the Greek word for the 'dye,' which was 'indikon'.

Tesu flowers, aka 'flame of the forest' bloom in the spring on the Palash tree. It is believed to possess medicinal properties and is also good for the skin.
The color extracted from Tesu flowers was used to play Holi in ancient India and it is believed that Lord Krishna played Holi with Radha using colors made from Tesu flowers.

Measuring 228 x 70cm (not including fringe), this shawl is soft enough to wrap around the neck and generous enough to fling around the shoulders or over a sofa.

Only one in stock. Probably only one in the country. If you want it, better hurry!

10% OF THE SALE OF THIS ITEM GOES TO SOMEONE IN NEED.