Indian Black Shawls
I received my beautiful new Sajad scarf a couple days before church this weekend. It was even more intricate, soft, and beautiful in person than I imagined. I feel so lucky to have picked out such a gorgeous addition to wear to church, where the air conditioning is known to really be chilly during some of the long winded sermons.
I'm buying this shawl for the second time, because I ruined the first one by washing it in hot water and then drying it in the drying machine. Don't do that - hand wash it in cold water and then let it air dry. The embroidery is stunning - beautiful color, detailed and covers almost all of the shawl. I've been getting a lot of compliments and I love it!
The material is a gauzy, thin, quality wool (not quite transparent). The colors are bright and as pictured. It is a playful, elegant, sophisticated way to add warmth with fine design work. The only thing I would say is that I've been looking for years for a wool scarf to rival a jamawar scarf I lost, and this one is not quite it. It does not have the fine detail work of my lost scarf, but rather a chunky, dot matrix sort of look to the design. It's still beautiful in its own way, but I add this detail as it can be difficult to ascertain online. Also, great customer support, Novica. I purchased this scarf for my wedding (six weeks out), and Donna was great making sure I got the item in time.
Woven Black Wool Shawl with Multicolor Floral Embroidery, "Midnight Garden"
Indian Wool Jamawar Style Shawl Floral and Paisley Motif, "Kashmiri Valley"
Free Trade Floral Chain Stitch Embroidery Black Wool Shawl, "Midnight Marigold"
Ebony Black Cashmere and Silk Blend Shawl Handwoven in India, "Delhi Glamour in Ebony"