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Handwoven Wild Silk Shawl #1

Price: $75.00

Artisan Handwoven Shawl--Wild Tasar Silk

We have a limited number of artisan woven wild tasar silk shawls.  These beautiful shawls are handwoven for Treenway Silks in India by the Chattishgarhi Dewangan tribal group.  The weavers are Odia Tanti. 

The word "tanti" is derived from the Odia word "tanta", which means a loom. The Tanti are said to have originated as sellers of cloth since the ancient days. [Thank you Wikipedia]

The warp is reeled Chinese Oak Tussah, 33-37 denier. Think "human hair" for thickness. Definitely finer than I will ever use for warp!

The weft is organic Wild Tasar Silk Ghicha Yarn.  Treenway Silks carries some of this special rounded-kettle-bottom reeled silk [click here to read about this unique, labor intensive yarn).

These shawls have a crisp hand.  The fabric is very light...each shawl only weighs 115 g (4 oz). 

According to Hansraj, our Indian Silk Guy, the Wild Tasar Silk's luster increases with use.  A good reason to wear your shawl, rather than "save it for special occasions."

SIZE: The shawls are generously sized at 27.75 inches wide by 84" woven length plus 2.5" fringe on each end (total length is 89").

Color: Natural

Give as a gift to yourself or for someone special.


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