Jules - Large Hand Woven Pure Yak Wool "Pashmina" Shawl from The Himalayas
100% Pure Yak Wool INDIA
A gorgeous, large, super-soft shawl made from Yak wool "pashmina" obtained from Kargyam village in the Changthang area of Ladakh in the Himalayas. It is a luxurious statement piece that is a joy to wear and will be sure to get you many compliments. Yak wool keeps you warm and is very soft as it comes from the down of the Yak, the layer closest to a Yak's body called Khullu (in Ladakh).
A number of crafts people have contributed to the making of these beautiful and very soft shawls. They were hand woven by Afsana Begum and her husband Mohammed Gulzar in Rampur village near Dehradun.
There may be small variations in size as it is made on a hand loom. There may also be some inconsistencies in weaving, which add to the character of the shawl. The length is about 90 inches (229 cm) and width 36 inches (91 cm). There are also tassels of roughly 4 inches (10 cm).
Undyed Yak pashmina to show its natural beauty. Main image (without model) is a more accurate colour. Weave: twill.
Please treat your shawl kindly; we would recommend dry cleaning this wonderful piece and storing in a sealed bag when not in use.