PARVATI - Ethnic Woolen Meditation Shawl
COMPOSITION: 100% merino wool
SIZE: 100 x 200 cm / 40 x 80 in approx.
WEIGHT: Medium light
DETAILS: With fringes
Our Parvati shawl is the classic example of the artisanal patterns from the Kullu Valley in the Indian Himalayas. When we walk in this area we very often see, ladies, sometimes men, sitting on the covered balcony of their houses weaving these magnificent shawls. They continue the ancestral tradition of this valley and sell them to the manufacturers who then share them with the world.
The wool here is slightly less fine than in some of the other shawls of the ethnic collection. Nevertheless, the beauty of this merino shawl is now appreciated all over the world, and thereby sharing the rich heritage of this culture.
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.