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A shawl to keep you warm in winter and flaunt your style statement

From earth tones to bright hues, alpaca wool to pure silk, handmade shawls are a wonderful way to introduce colour and class into your wardrobe

Artisans usually improvise the patterns and colours without leaving any drafts, so it is hard to embroider another shawl with exactly the same design, making each shawl unique. Source: Adobe Stock
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Artisans usually improvise the patterns and colours without leaving any drafts, so it is hard to embroider another shawl with exactly the same design, making each shawl unique. Source: Adobe Stock

Namrata Kohli New Delhi
Shawls are often regarded as heirlooms, passed on from one generation to the next. This is especially pashminas whose soft fabric, heavenly feel and great workmanship make them extra special. They are the quintessential 'haath ka kaam' or handmade and handcrafted stuff as every shawl is a labour of love and each piece takes anything from a few weeks to a few months, and sometimes years to make. They lend style, comfort and a unique flair to a woman’s wardrobe, and no two pashmina shawls are ever the same even if their embroidery and colour match.

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First Published: Jan 21 2022 | 4:42 PM IST

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