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

 

COUNTRY SHIPPING COST
UK Collect from London studio £0.00
UK Standard: FedEx next day* £0.00
UK London zone 1 & 2 Same day: orders to be placed before 16:30, Monday - Friday** £15.00
EU FedEx: next day* £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*
£25.00
Russia
FedEx: 5 working days*
£50.00
South America
FedEx: 5 working days*
£50.00 


* Subject to FedEx delivery terms & conditions

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


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


BREXIT
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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.

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 U.K. 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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