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Ufra - Handwoven Pashmina Ikat Scarf - Soiltostudio
Ufra - Handwoven Pashmina Ikat Scarf - Soiltostudio
Ufra - Handwoven Pashmina Ikat Scarf - Soiltostudio
Ufra - Handwoven Pashmina Ikat Scarf - Soiltostudio
Ufra - Handwoven Pashmina Ikat Scarf - Soiltostudio

Aruna - Handwoven Pashmina Ikat Scarf

$300.00

Overview

Made of a beautiful traditional Ikat weave warp, this scarf is a classic. With utmost softness, warmth and highly skilled craftsmanship, Cashmere scarves are a treasure usually handed down from generation to generation. 

  • 41 x 80 inches
  • 100% pashmina wool
  • Ends are finished with a natural fringe
  • Small batch production
  • Handwoven on traditional wooden looms without the use of any fossil fuels
  • Made in high valleys of Kashmir, India
  • Proudly certified by AIACA, Craftmark and The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce for quality and craftsmanship
  • Dry-cleaning only

 

Handmade 

The art of making Pashmina is believed to be as old as 2000 years B.C. Cashmere wool, also known as Pashmina once woven, comes from a beautiful Changthangi goat found in the cold arid region surrounding Ladakh in Kashmir, India. The weavers collect raw wool manually by combing the underbelly of these goats. This raw wool is greasy, lumpy, discolored and mixed with strong hairs, dirt and many other impurities. Before this raw wool turns into one of the world’s finest Cashmere wool, it goes through several processes of cleaning, spinning, dyeing, warping, weaving and finishing which are all done by hand and can take weeks to get a small batch of fine Cashmere fabric ready. It takes 2-3 goats’ hair to make one scarf. Also known as “soft gold”, this cashmere yarn represents only 0.5% of the world’s wool production. By choosing this handmade piece, you help preserve craftsmanship and support rural artisan communities. We thank you for your support. 

Who was Aruna Asaf Ali?

She was an active freedom fighter who came into prominence during the Quit India movement in 1942. Her hoisting the flag during the movement at the August Kranti Maidan brought her to the forefront. She became Delhi's first mayor in 1958. Later, she became the third female recipient of Bharat Ratna, receiving it posthumously in 1997.