If shawls could throw their weight around!
Even today, the mantle is the only unstitched garment that
can cover an entire body. From head to foot. And keep it
warm. From the popular to the distinctly sophisticated,
wraps have never gone out of fashion. Since the reign of
the mighty Emperor Asoka.
Shawls in India come in many guises. From the thicker cotton
drapes of Bengal embroidered in kantha to the tie and dye
cloaks of Rajasthan and Gujarat. From the woolen wraps edged
in paisely and embellished in the traditional Jamewar designs
in Kashmir to the rich and colorful Phulkari chudders of
the Punjab. Shawls have always been a part of Indian life
The Empress Mumtaz Mahal, it is said, had brocade wrappings
embroidered specially for her that took over a decade to
get readied. Mahatma Gandhi, on seeing a poor, ill-clad
beggar, gave him his only angavastram.
Tales of indulgence and valor. But enough to throw light
on the mystery of the wrap. And its sheer magic and weight.
The Pasari range of Throws and Shawls are made from
India's finest wool, solids andejacquards, some of them
exquisitely hand embroidered. To make every item special.