Woven in the best of its textures and colors, this pure wool shawl from Amritsar identifies itself as a masterpiece in its own kind. Amritsari shawls are known for their versatile fashion, bold and feminine colors as well as pure warmth of the woollens. The one shown here depicts a sober mix of rainbow colors in red, yellow and pink vertical strips. The most fascinating part here is its style of being used both as a modern garb on western outfits or as an Indian style stole on ethnic wear. Its multicolored light and thin border completes the entire look of the stole, giving it a unique finish; the entire field area is covered in big checks formed by multiple strings of wavy white thread. Its boiled aari texture enhances the fusion of traditional and modern look and gives it a solid touch.
The top and bottom sides are filled with soothing aari embroidered designs of flowers and large paisleys. This handwork provides a delicacy and fineness to the stole enhancing its beauteous essence and creativity. This intrinsic form of embroidery has its roots from Kashmir and is now popular all over the world; it is done on a stretched fabric using a long needle ending with a hook and silk thread. Use of low-toned shades accentuates its versatility and usability in every season.
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