I bought this very beautiful shawl directly from the weaver, Neeruddin in Benares. His weaving technique is ancient with old Banarsi patterns punched out in dot patterns on cardboard. These pattern cards govern where the wool and silk threads are woven into this amazing design. It takes the weaver several days to complete one shawl.
The jacquard weaving technique means that this shawl is reversible - one side is black and white, the other side is grey and black.
I only have one in this colour,
This quality shawl is a future heirloom made by a family carrying on their traditional work in a time where increasingly the hand-made is being superseded by machine-made. My collection of Neeruddin’s breathtakingly beautiful work is probably the only in Australia.
Those who decide to own one of these rare items are not only investing in one of the most beautiful textiles to be found, but also helping to support the future of the weaver and his family and to keep alive the traditional hand weaving of Benares.
Measures a generous 108 x 192cm
I recommend dry cleaning for this product.