Embroidered Shawl Red
Embroidered Shawl Red
Embroidered Shawl Red
Embroidered Shawl Red

Embroidered Shawl Red

Regular price £575.00 ex VAT 0.0

UK price inc VAT £690.00

100% cashmere red shawl with yellow stripe embroidery. 

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

SHIPPING POLICY

Your order confirmation will be sent to the email address provided after placing your order. You will receive the tracking number to your order once it has been dispatched.

All orders are shipped from U.K. and we are following the U.K. Public and Bank Holidays Calendar.

We ship via Hermes UK for domestic and FedEx for international orders. We may, at our discretion, ship your order via other courier services. 

Muzungu Sisters is not responsible for packages delayed due to weather or events beyond our control.


BREXIT
If you are an EU customer, you can continue placing your orders on www.muzungusisters.com as usual. All of our EU order are inclusive of duties and VAT.

Please note that Le Monde Beryl brand items are shipped directly from Le Monde Beryl following their Terms and Conditions. Prices shown on items from Le Monde Beryl are exclusive of duties and VAT; customers are responsible for any duties and VAT incurred on Le Monde Beryl shipments. 

For further enquiries, please contact: info@muzungusisters.com

IMPORT DUTY
All our orders to the EU are sent DDP (Delivery Duty Paid). Muzungu Sisters will be covering all duty costs. If you have any questions, please contact: info@muzungusisters.com

Please note that Le Monde Beryl brand items are shipped directly from Le Monde Beryl following their Terms and Conditions. Items from Le Monde Beryl are exclusive of duties and VAT; customers are responsible for any duties and VAT incurred on Le Monde Beryl shipments. 
 

SHIPPING RATES

Please note: some larger items have separate shipping rates; rates are calculated at check out

COUNTRY

SHIPPING

COST

UK

Collect from London studio

£0.00

UK

Hermes UK: up to 5 days*

£0.00

UK

London zone 1 & 2 Same day: orders to be placed before 16:30, Monday - Friday**

£15.00

EU

FedEx: 2-3 working days*

£15.00

US

FedEx: 2-3 working days*

£20.00

Switzerland

FedEx: 2-3 working days*

£30.00

Caribbean

FedEx: 2-3 working days*

£35.00

Middle East

FedEx: 2-3 working days*

£30.00

Cyprus, Egypt & Turkey

FedEx: 2-3 working days*

£25.00

Japan, Korea, China & Malaysia

FedEx: 2-3 working days*

£25.00

Rest of Asia, including India

FedEx: 2-3 working days*

£30.00

Australia & New Zealand

FedEx: 2-3 working days*

£35.00

Russia

FedEx: 5 working days*

£50.00

South America

FedEx: 5 working days*

£50.00 


* Subject to delivery terms & conditions

** Same day delivery on orders placed before 4:30pm, Monday to Friday


RETURNS
We accept returns of unworn and unaltered items within 7 working days from the date the package was delivered to you. We invite you to return an item in exchange for another size, or we will issue you your choice of a credit note or a full refund. The original shipping charges will not be refunded.  

Shipping costs incurred when returning items are your responsibility. When returning from outside of the U.K. please clearly mark the package as a return to avoid customs delays and charges. 

Items from our Archive are final sale and non-refundable.

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.

For any questions about returns, your purchase, or for any other query related to our online store 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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