Zara - Hand Woven Cotton Shawl with Zardozi Embroidery
100% HAND LOOMED COTTON INDIA These gorgeous shawls come to us from a Social Enterprise in India. Beautiful soft hand loomed cotton has been used and each piece exquisitely hand embroidered in Zardozi embroidery.
The hand loomed cotton provides a sustainable and dignified income for the weavers. The fabulous Zardozi embroidery is a highly skilled craft that is rapidly dying out with the rise in fast fashion, but artisans here are encouraged to use traditional techniques and are rewarded with a sustainable income for their skills.
Zardozi embroidery is a kind of embroidery done on a karchob adda. Traditionally this involved silver wire embroidery with embellishments, however these dupatta shawls are all made using coloured thread and beads.
75cm x 220cm. Please treat your shawl kindly. We would recommend dry cleaning. Alternatively, cold wash in non-biological washing liquid, line dry, iron (bead side down) if necessary. Please be aware dark colours may transfer.