These wonderful scarves come to us from a women's charitable trust in India which employs several hundred women spinners and weavers from rural communities. These women come from the lowest social and economic strata of India; from highly marginalised communities. This work provides their only source of income (which is fairly paid) along with training, regular employment and safe working conditions. The trust provides free schooling and health care for the weavers and their families.
The scarves are woven in natural fibres - a beautiful hand spun Mulberry Silk is combined with a Khadi Cotton and then hand woven, to produce these fabulous and unique statement scarves. The purity of the fibres and amazing weaving techniques result in a durable and "stand out" accessory. The weave is soft and textured, making it super easy to wear. One of our favourites at asunsti.
This scarf has wonderful texture from the fabulous weave. Each is edged with a thin Zari thread - so beautiful! This is an all season scarf, cool in the summer yet cosy in the winter, and kind to skin. AZO-free dyes have been used for this scarf and each one bears the weaver's name on a small card.
Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and are inherent to the production process. Eco-friendly by virtue of the use of Khadi Cotton and being entirely hand woven, means that the production process is environmentally friendly and creates no toxic waste.
We have 3 lovely colour ways for you to choose from.
75cm x 200cm. Please treat your shawl kindly. Hand wash in mild detergent. Line dry in shade. Iron if necessary.