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Cotton & silk shawl, 'Maheshwari Panorama'

Item # 49001
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Weaving green and purple into a maroon shawl, India Social preserves Maheshwari tradition. This particular style of shawls originates in the 18th century with Ahilya Bai Holkar, the Philosopher Queen renowned for her wisdom and bravery, and who commanded armies into battle. She once commissioned weavers to design long sarees without floral motifs, as she did not care for them. The minimalist design of the shawl is bordered with golden zari detailing. Made in India.
  • Dry clean only
  • 71.0" L x 23.5" W
  • Weight: 0.1 lb
  • 90% cotton, 10% silk
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in India. Please allow 12 to 24 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan India Social 'India Social was founded in 2000 to create opportunities for Indian craftspeople,' says spokesman Mukesh. 'There are more than 1,000 artisan clusters in India. To help empower these talented people, we offer training workshops in design and skill enhancement to help revive the old crafts. We also work on market access for artisans.' Mehfooz Ahmed affirms this with his story. 'Being involved in work that provides a livelihood and future to the real creators of traditionally crafted designs makes the whole process immensely fulfilling and worthwhile.'

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