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This shawl is hand woven in Bhujodi, the first village to be conferred a Geographical Indicator (GI) in India.
This innovative design is not just woven, but designed by a master weaver for a traditional 4-shaft pit loom. It has cotton on the warp, and ikat tussah silk on the weft, with supplementary-weft designs.
Meghwal weavers of Kutch in western India, have woven traditional shawls for nomadic Rabari shepherds for 800 years.
Today a new cadre of artisans are empowered with design education. While they preserve the Bhujodi identity and its distinct design vocabulary, they innovate with new materials, colours and techniques.
The entire family is involved with the process. Each shawl is finished with a warp fringe of tassels, crafted by the young women in the family.
Natural dye: Indigo Blue, Sappanwood Red
Natural dyeing, extra-weft hand weaving on a pit loom, with cotton warp, and ikat natural dyed hand spun tussar silk weft
Weft: Katiya Tussar Silk
Extra Weft: Tussar Silk
Please note that all our products are meticulously handmade by master artisans one piece at a time. Due to this process, there may be a variation from one item to the next. Such variations are inherent in the manufacturing of handmade products, so you may expect minor distinctions that will make your purchase special and truly one of a kind.
Dispatched within 10 days of receiving your order. No refunds or returns.