Lilac Flowers Himroo Shawl
This is truly an heirloom shawl. Himroo is a technique of handweaving that was patronised by the royals of India since the 13th century. However, over the past 2 decades it had struggled to survive and was almost extinct. LoomKatha started the Himroo Revival Project in 2019 and has succeeded in training a small group of women to weave as well as re-created some vintage Himroo designs.
This shawl is made using a traditional design called "Amdavadi Bel" inspired by marble inlay work in a Mughal mosque in the city of Ahmedabad.
This beautiful Himroo shawl has been woven on a Paaga Loom in which 2 weavers are involved in weaving. One weaver sits atop the loom to pull the warp threads while the 2nd weaver inserts the weft. This intricate 3-colour design takes 2 weeks to be woven.
At present, all our Himroo shawls are woven on pre-order only. You will receive your shawl within 3 months of placing your order. We will send you regular updates on email. Good things come to those who are patient! :)
This shawl is 2m long and 34" wide
Dry clean only
An easy way to care for your shawl is to steam iron it on silk setting after wear, saving it from frequent washes
Silk and cotton interwoven