COMPOSITION: 100% raw silk
SIZE: 125 x 250 cm / 50 x 100 in approx.
WEIGHT: Medium light
DETAILS: Without fringes
The natural texture of this raw silk shawl is incredibly soft and gentle against the skin, making it ideal for wrapping around oneself during meditation. As meditators settle into their meditation, the shawl provides a comforting layer of warmth without being too heavy. This particular SAKSHI shawl is woven in a stunning herringbone weave.
Raw silk is known for its hypoallergenic properties and the fact that it is a fiber that “breathes”. This makes raw silk shawls suitable for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies, ensuring a comfortable meditation without irritation.
Wrapping oneself in a shawl like this SAKSHI meditation shawl is a symbolic gesture that allows one to put aside worldly concerns and enter a sacred space of inner contemplation.
The raw silk shawls are an exquisite example of India’s rich textile tradition, blending age-old craftsmanship with a touch of contemporary elegance. These shawls are crafted from raw silk, which is known for its natural texture, durability, and luxurious appearance. Each piece tells the story of skilled artisans creating timeless shawls which are cherished worldwide.
The process of making raw silk shawls begins with the selection of high-quality silk fibers, sourced in regions of India known for their silk production, such as Varanasi or Mysore. The raw silk, known for its slightly irregular texture and natural sheen, is then spun into yarns, ready to be transformed into stunning shawls.
Traditionally, the SAKSHI raw silk shawl carries a cultural significance in India especially in Lahaul and Ladakh . They are often used on special occasions such as weddings, festivals, and celebrations, symbolizing tradition, and a connection to the heritage.
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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.
SAKSHI - Silk Large Meditation Shawl