SWATANTRA - Ethnic Meditation Shawl and Blanket
COMPOSITION: 100% merino wool
SIZE: 100 x 200 cm / 40 x 80 in approx.
DETAILS: With fringes
The Swatantra shawl is a creation that unites an ancestral motif woven in modern tones. Traditionally we find very bright colours used in the weaving of these patterns.
This shawl remain a living testimony to the Himalayan culture. Historically, one could recognize where a person came from by the motif one found on his shawl or hat. Each motif represented a region of the Himalayas.
This particular Himalayan shawl presents us with the traditional motif of the Kinnaur region. Over time, the distinction of regions by their patterns has become less evident and now different regions produce a variety of patterns.
The weaving of these shawls requires a definite expertise and a long application to create such exceptional borders.
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.