Shawls had their beginnings in Persia as part of the traditional wardrobe during the Achaemenid dynasty (about 550 - 330 BCE). These traditional shawls were made of very fine fabric and usually heavily embroidered. As trading flourished, shawls spread to India and then on to other parts of Asia. The shawl is still popular today, and can be found as a part of traditional costumes around the world.
Our shawls are traditionally made from incredibly soft cashmere and pashmina wools, the shawl can be crafted from any type of material, including silk and cotton. They can be worn in a variety of styles to fit any individual's taste, and are an enduring fashion accessory. It can be sewn, knit, or crocheted from any number of types of fibers and fibre combinations.
The below details are some of the most common fabrics we used to make shawls. There is also a description of each, including information on how these materials are commonly used.
Cashmere - Cashmere is a very lightweight and soft wool. The fiber comes from the undercoat of a specific breed of goat.
Silk - A natural fiber, silk is harvested from the cocoons of certain types of silkworms.
Linen - Linen is woven from fibers of the flax plant. It is one of the oldest known materials in the world
Cotton - Cotton is a fabric made from the fibers of the cotton plant, and is the most common fabric used.
Polyester - Polyester is a synthetic material made from specific types of polymers.
Blend fabric - A fabric blend is created when two or more fibers are combined. The combination results in a fabric with the properties of both fibers
Types of Shawls we produced
Cape, Shrug, Front drape, Noose wrap, Hood, Sarong
Superior finishes / Skin friendly / Colour fastness/ Shrink resistant / Tear & Fade resistant/ durable stitching/ Anti pilling/ Soft hand feel.