Animal Forest Embroidered Shawl Ivory
Animal Forest Embroidered Shawl Ivory
Animal Forest Embroidered Shawl Ivory
Animal Forest Embroidered Shawl Ivory

Animal Forest Embroidered Shawl Ivory

Regular price £720.00 ex VAT 0.0

UK price inc VAT £864.00

100% cashmere embroidered shawl with a forest and animals motif, handwoven in Kashmir, India.

The pashmina wool comes from the Changra goats of the Ladakh region, reared by nomadic herders at 4000m altitude. Their wool, which grows in response to cold climate, is shed in the summer and hand combed in order to obtain the extraordinarily delicate fibre. This is done without any harm to the animals. Each bundle of wool is hand cleaned, treated with rice paste, washed and spun into fine gossamer-like threads ready for the artisans at the loom.

For the artisans, weaving is like meditation; entwined in Sufi tradition, each stitch requires dedication and perseverance, the key to becoming closer to the Almighty. The finest, most delicate, embroidery uses thin needles, known as Sozni (from the Persian word Suzan or needle). Each artisan transcends the limits of patience and time as he weaves magic into each stitch.

Kashmiri crafts were influenced historically by the cultural interaction between Persia and Central Asia, both showcasing patterns and motifs of natural beauty. The Mughal emperor Akbar nicknamed the kashmiri shawl as “parm-narm,” which means "supremely soft". By the 1800s, the Kashmiri shawl mania was at its height from East to West. Legend has it that in 1798 Napoleon stationed in Egypt with his forces, came across a fabric in the desert. Little did he know that the cloth he held was a pashmina shawl, which had travelled all the way from Kashmir, through Iran and into Egypt, in the hands of a merchant. Napoleon sent the shawl to his wife, Empress Josephine. ‘Ugly and very expensive, but light and warm nevertheless’ is said to have been her response. She went on to love them and collected over 400 of the shawls.


Dimensions: 198cm x 102cm

 

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London (Zone 1 & 2)

Bike Courier £15.00 Same day delivery**
North America FedEx £20.00 Overnight*
Europe FedEx £15.00 Overnight*
Australia, New Zealand FedEx £25.00 2-3 days*
Caribbean FedEx £35.00 2-3 days*
Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey
FedEx
£25.00 2-3 days*
Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia
FedEx
£25.00 2-3 days*
Middle East
FedEx
£30.00 2-3 days*
Rest of Asia, including India
FedEx
£30.00 2-3 days*
Russia
FedEx
£50.00 Up to 5 days*
South America
FedEx
£50.00 Up to 5 days*
Switzerland FedEx £30.00 2-3 days*

 
* Subject to FedEx delivery terms & conditions
** Same day delivery on orders placed before 4:30pm, Monday to Friday


SHIPPING TO THE EU

Following Brexit, orders placed from the EU are zero-VAT rated. When placing an order from the EU, you will be subject to pay your country’s VAT tariff on receipt of goods. You will also be responsible for any duties and taxes incurred. 

EU shoppers will not be liable to pay any VAT on orders under €22 until 31st July 2021 as per current EU legislation.

The local VAT tariffs are outlined below:

Belgium

21%

Bulgaria

20%

Czech Republic

21%

Denmark

25%

Germany

19%

Estonia

20%

Ireland

23%

Greece

24%

Spain

21%

France

20%

Croatia

25%

Italy

22%

Cyprus

19%

Latvia

21%

Lithuania

21%

Luxembourg

17%

Hungary

27%

Malta

18%

Netherlands

21%

Austria

20%

Poland

23%

Portugal

23%

Romania

19%

Slovenia

22%

Slovakia

20%

Finland

24%

Sweden

25%

 

 

SHIPPING POLICY


- Your Order Confirmation will be sent straight after your purchase. 
- Your Tracking Number will be sent once the order has been dispatched.
- Please note that all orders are shipped from UK and we are following a UK Public and Bank Holidays Calendar.

We ship all domestic and international orders using FedEx.
Please note that delivery outside of the UK may be subject to local import taxes. Payment of such taxes is the responsibility of the customer.

Following Brexit, orders placed from the EU are zero-VAT rated. When placing an order from the EU, you will be subject to pay your country’s VAT tariff on receipt of goods. You will also be responsible for any duties and taxes incurred. EU shoppers will not be liable to pay any VAT on orders under €22 until 31st July 2021 as per current EU legislation.
 
Returned items must be shipped back to Muzungu Sisters within 7 working days from the date the package was delivered to you. We invite you to return an item for the same item in another size, or we will issue you a full refund. Shipping costs incurred when returning items are your responsibility. When returning from outside of the EU please clearly mark the package as a return to avoid customs delays and charges. The original shipping charges will not be refunded.  
 
Please remember, all items must be returned to us unused, unworn, unwashed, undamaged, or unmodified in any way. Items must be returned in their original packaging with all tags, if any, still attached.
 
To ask Muzungu Sisters any questions about returns, general questions about your purchase, or for any other query related to our online shop please contact info@muzungusisters.com
MADE BY

Artisans from Kashmir, India

Each of our shawls are handwoven in Kashmir by the finest and most skilled artisans who have been dedicatedly weaving these beautiful pieces for generations. 

For the artisans, weaving is like meditation; entwined in Sufi tradition, each stitch requires dedication and perseverance, the key to becoming closer to the Almighty. The finest, most delicate, embroidery uses thin needles, known as Sozni (from the Persian word Suzan or needle). Each artisan transcends the limits of patience and time as he weaves magic into each stitch.

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