This light weight shawl is made of Khadi Silk Noil; silk that has been handspun before being handwoven. The open weave that offers the light flowing hand is achieved using a missing-dent technique to create stripes in the warp.
The art of handweaving in Bengal is an ancient tradition. In some villages, one can hear flying shuttles of handlooms as you pass each and every dwelling down a village street. Maiwa works in collaboration with village artisans to encourage longevity of the ancient art and also commissions pieces and materials that can be made in no other way.
Fibre: 90% Handspun Silk, 10% Cotton
Process: Handspun & handwoven by village artisans in Bengal in collaboration with Maiwa
Size is approx: 88 x 208 cm / 34 x 82”
Read more about Bengal Weaving.