Dual natural shades of pure pashmina|Natural dyed handspun handwoven Eri Silk | Hand sewn edging | narrow shawl
A classic elegant narrow shawl where I have combined two natural shades of Pashmina woven in Kashmir by Muneer Bhai’s family. To create contrast with the natural shades of pashmina I used Indigo and Myrobalan dyed Eri Silk that is handspun and woven on throw shuttle loom in Assam. The edging of the shawl is hand sewn in Punjab by my dear mother, Madhu who is an exceptional hard craft artist herself. I wish to be more like her as I grow older in years, forever with a piece of craft in the making.
Pashmina is a one of a kind textile designed to highlight a unique coming together of various techniques and creativity of handcraft. Handspun, handwoven.
Wearable textile made with traditional spinning, weaving and dyeing techniques, that bring together the legacy of Pashmina of Kashmir and Eri silk of Assam.
One of a kind wearable heirloom where Eri Silk and Pashmina woven on regional traditional looms come together. Eri Silk and pashmina are bound in an asymmetrical geometry. Modern blend of solid colours devoid of any flower or motifs.
Long-lasting, making it a generational heirloom. Texture will grow with time. The shades of natural dye will go through natural alterations as anything made with nature should.
Dry clean recommended. “Made to not be fragile”. Seasonal “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun. Do not wring.
Ready to wear
100% natural, organic, hand-made, from nature-back to nature. Something to grow old with and then pass it on to loved ones. The shades will originally change with passage of time adding years to its organic life.
Elegant, grand, festive, statement textile.
Made in rural household. Solidarity with Eri Silk that is made in Assam and Pashmina made in Kashmir. Standing up for the artisans of Assam who are losing opportunities to the commercial-privileged Eri silk producers of mainland India. Weaves made by artisan at home in available time- supporting farming lifestyle. Direct connect with artisan. Reverse pyramid model- Fair benefit to all makers and facilitators. No bargaining with artisans. Mutual decision-making. No deadline/ pressure based work environment made with need-greed, human-nature balance.Made with intentional non-injury. Slow production- slow movement product. Made less, made ethically. Has gone through no chemical processing. Has gone through no machinery or mechanised processing units.
Disclaimer: Imperfections in the weaves reflect handmade Irregularity in the dyes reflect natural process Innocent spots in the textiles reflect being homemade A work of nature cannot be sterile and error-free A choice to still buy what we make is a step Towards supporting original culture Of people Of nature Of craft