Hand dyed and Handwoven Shawl with two Tablet Woven Bands
Hand dyed silk and mercerized cotton
Width: 25” Length: 72” excluding fringe (Width: 63.5 cm Length: 183 cm excluding fringe)
This eye-catching shawl is handwoven with hand dyed silk for weft and mercerized cotton for warp. The subtle coloured shawl is woven in a complex lace weave. It has two tablet bands woven in a technique called double-faced 3/1 broken twill. There are two distinct sides to the shawl which is visible in the bands. On one side the bands are a solid colour with animal figures in stripes and on the other side the bands are striped with the animal figures in a solid colour. The inspiration for the animal figures came from textiles from Guatemala and Peru. It is finished with a beautiful hand twisted fringe where beads were added.
Handwash in cold water with a mild soap. Lay flat to dry. Press while still damp to bring out the lustre of the silk.
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