The 'Pehla Patta' Merino Wool Shawl
Beyond fair wages, 10% of our profits are re-invested in positively impacting the livelihoods of artisans that made your product.
This piece is for those who believe in the beauty of handmade and the power of cloth to tell stories. In this age of fast fashion, watching the slow process of making fabric by hand is almost meditative. There is an entire army of rural artisans behind creating this work of art, which is the consequence of hundreds of hours of intensive craftsmanship. Each is one of a kind, ethical and produced in a small batch; truly a fabric with a soul!
Plus it's reversible. Just turn it inside out and you're good to go!
DIMENSIONS: Natural selvedge on the long sides, fringes on both ends
L 200 cm W 70 cm
WEIGHT: 120 grams
COLOUR: Black on Natural Grey
Variation in printing & colour are hallmarks of hand block printing and dyeing in small batches. Here’s to celebrating blemishes, flaws, faulty and irregular.
DYES: Azo-free non toxic dyes
SHIPPING: Dispatched in 21 - 30 business days
At aeshaane, we invite everyone to slow down and cherish garments that are made slowly and deliberately by artisans. After all, 'Things of beauty have no fear of time'! Free Worldwide shipping on all orders.
RETURNS & EXCHANGES:
Made to order fashion - Each piece is specially handcrafted for you, thereby reducing waste, since items are not produced in advance. Please check Return/Exchanges policy.
Our Natural Merino woolen scarves are crafted by Shezan, a third generation of weavers, who hails from Srinagar and took over the family business started by his grandfather Muhammad Maqbool Shah in 1964. The indigenous women in the Kashmiri household are willing to invest their time in making these ageless beauties, as a way to embrace their culture, to follow the pace of life and to pass on the craft to the younger generation. Each piece has taken at least a week to produce, excluding the harvesting and printing by our artists Ali bhai, Deepak and Bachchu.
Besides earning a fair income from their work, all our artisans have a sense of belonging, a place they can call their own, that gives them a life filled with love, pride and dignity, where they can benefit from being together as a community. Meet the makers here.
At aeshaane, our artisans have
- A safe and flexible working environment
- Encouragement to use their own creativity
- Ability to work remotely or from home
- Integration into an uplifting community
- Dignified work place where their voices are heard
- Options to participate in workshops and other training programs
WORKSHOP: Each scarf is handmade at aeshaane's in-house workshop in a small village in Bengal, where our artisans share our values and produce in a fair way. We celebrate all that is slow, ethical and does not harm the people, animals or the planet. To learn more, click on Behind the scenes.
90% NATURAL MERINO WOOL
10% NATURAL SILK
HAND-FEEL: Light-weight, airy, incredibly smooth and exquistely soft to touch and wrap.
PROPERTIES: Merino wool is sturdier than cashmere and resists pilling more effectively. It's elastic in nature and thanks to the molecular structure, it's super absorbent and is known for its moisture-wicking qualities. Other than that, it's hypoallergenic, insulating, temperature-regulating, odour-resistant, breathable and provides exceptional comfort and protection in the outdoors. All in all, Merino is a great all-rounder, you can wear it every day
ORIGIN: Wool is sourced from Australia and woven in Srinagar, Kashmir
We help you take good care of your purchase. With a little love and care, your merino wool shawl will last you for years. We celebrate re-use, swapping and encourage you to repair whenever possible.
- Dry cleaning is the safest option
- Gentle steam iron on the reverse side
- Each purchase comes in a recycled bag for storage
Click on Care and repair to know more.