The Neelima Embroidered Shawl features fine embroidery on soft 100% merino wool. This classically beautiful shawl showcases the intricate embroidery traditions of Northern India in stunning gold tones on a blue base. The high quality and elegance of our embroidered shawls make them treasures that will last for generations.
Size: 28” x 78”
Color: Blue & Gold
This is a Fair Trade item and your purchase helps preserve the time honored textile weaving traditions of India alive.
Care & Maintenance of Wool
With proper care any pure wool textile can last for years. But washing and cleaning wool by hand is an elaborate process. Please feel free to dry clean this gorgeous piece of textile if you prefer that.
Wool washing guide
Use luke warm water (86 F / 30 C) in a bucket
dissolve a small amount of mild detergent for wool or shampoo in it
Submerge the shawl in it and move it gently move it around a bit
Run cold water over it to rinse out the soap suds
DO NOT use fabric softener
Apply gentle pressure to remove extra water. DO NOT twist or wring out the fabric
It is best to lay it flat to dry. Otherwise fold it once or twice and lay it on a clothing rack so it can dry from both sides.
Avoid direct sunlight.
When it is partially dry, it can be hung on a clothesline (avoiding direct sunlight) to fully dry out without stretching out the fibers.
Once it is completely dry, it can be steamed our ironed with medium heat.