COMPOSITION: 100% merino wool
SIZE: 100 x 200 cm / 40 x 80 in approx.
WEIGHT: Medium light
DETAILS: With fringes
This Karuna ethnic shawl presents us with a simple and magnificient border. It comes in a variety of bright colors. Its softness wins hearts.
In the Kullu Valley there are many weavings with various ethnic motifs. Traditionally, we could recognize which valley a person belonged to by the motif found on his shawl or cap. Each motif represented a region of the Himalayas. The motif was also the vibratory depiction of the god or goddess who watched over this region.
Today, in the Kullu Valley, these patterns are liberally recreated simply for the beauty of the designs. The more complex the patterns are to execute on the loom, the greater the cost of the shawl.
The ladies of the region, traditionally wrapped themselves in these shawls in a very particular way that kept them warm in the winter. Today they still wear their "patus" with a lot of pride for special occasions. Many older ladies still wear their "patus" every day.
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Care and Maintenance
If the process described below does not suit you, you can certainly send the shawl for DRY CLEANING.
HOW TO WASH YOUR SHAWL SAFELY:
Dissolve a little quantity of mild detergent - like gentle shampoo or woolen soap - with cold or lukewarm water (at 30 °C /86 °F maximum)
Submerge the shawl in the water and move it gently for a few minutes. Do not use fabric softener and rinse the shawl very well by running cool water through it to remove the soap.
You can then take out extra water by applying gentle pressure.
NEVER RING, NEVER TWIST.
Remove the excess water by rolling the shawl in a clean towel.
Preferably lay it flat. If not possible, fold it once or twice to prevent the fibres to be stretched too much and hang it on the clothes line in avoiding direct sun or any proximity to heat sources.
Once dry, if available, the shawl can be steamed which will fluff the fibres. Otherwise, it can be ironed with a warm iron.
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