This natural dye organic eri silk unisex shawl has a mixture of natural colours in stripes and checks. Earth brown, turmeric yellow, pomegranate red,cream and slate grey combine beautifully.
These colours are drawn from natural ingredients and mordants. Enjoy the shawl’s unmatched comfort, while delighting in the knowledge of the low carbon footprint it left behind and the positive social impact it made!Unlike in other natural silks, eri yarn is drawn from empty cocoons that allow the silkworms to mature into moths and fly away, to complete their life cycle. Not surprisingly, eri is known as ahimsa (non- violent) silk!
Besides being a fabric of peace, eri is isothermal, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. Significantly, eri is environment-friendly, as the drought-resistant castor plant that eri silkworms feed on leaves a low carbon footprint.
Traditionally, the indigenous people in the area picked eri cocoons and hand spun the yarn. They wove shawls and simple unstitched garments with it. Eri silk is considered sacred, and became an integral part of their lives. Drawing from this ancient
tradition, this shawl is made from eri yarn spun in a facility that employs primarily under-privileged women.