The Handwoven Dream | Traditional Handspun & Handwoven Raw Wool Shawl
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The Handwoven Dream | Traditional Handspun & Handwoven Raw Wool Shawl , beautiful natural off white cream natural wool color.
Dimensions: 98 Width X 249 Length Centimetres
The item is made out of raw sheep wool , its coarse in nature but wearable , handmade items might carry certain irregularities that are part of its unique charm.
The basic structure of the loom remained the same, but it evolved to a more convenient model with time. The one in use today has the shuttle movement controlled by a foot-over pedal, as against the slow process of passing it through the warp manually. The fabric got finer with speed and variety of yarns available. The motifs however remained traditional and characteristic of communities. Like wheel, weaving is an invention that revolutionized the way we saw life there after, the basics holding valid till date.
While some wool from locally grown sheep is still used, they also procure silk from Bangalore, acrylic from Ludhiana, wool from Badmere and cotton from various places, to cater to the increasing demands. The fine cotton has enabled them to create more intricate and colorful designs. Such pieces may have 70 threads per square inch instead of the usual 24. Weaving of a piece may take days to months, depending upon the intricacy and newness of the design.