Handmade Woolen Scarves for Women
We make beautiful woolen scarves for women and men. As they are made with fine pure wool blended with Himalayan wool, these scarves are very soft and warm. The wool is colored with natural dyes which make the scarves unique. with a lot of character. We make scarves of two sizes. The standard-size scarves are 78 inches (198 centimeters) long and 12 inches (30 centimeters) wide. The small scarves are 50 inches (198 centimeters) long and 10 inches (30 centimeters) wide.
All our scarves are handwoven on traditional looms by weavers in villages around us. We make two kinds of woolen scarves: those in which both warp and weft are of mill-spun wool, and those in which warp is of mill-spun wool and weft is of hand-spun wool. While the scarves made with mill-spun wool are thinner and lighter in weight, the hand-spun wool scarves are thicker and softer. Also, they have a lovely texture.
To make these scarves, wool is hand-processed by Bhotia ladies in Dunda village in the Himalayas. It is hand-cleaned, hand-washed and carded and then hand-spun on a spinning wheel. While in the past it was a common practice in the Himalayan villages to hand-spin wool, it is now confined to a handful of Bhotia villages in Garhwal and Kumaon. We are fotunate to have a long-term association with Bhotia ladies in Dunda and Bagori villages, who spin wool for our scarves and other products.