Peach Cotton Silk Chanderi Shawl with Silver Block Prints, "Floral Masterpiece"
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Flowery in silver over peach, this chanderi shawl boasts the timeless beauty of varaq printing. India's Priti designs the lovely wrap, woven with a silk weft and a cotton warp which results in a crisp, glossy sheer texture. The dazzling silver flowers are block-printed by hand using extremely slender foil threads, which are also prepared by hand through a labor-intensive process that can take up to 4 hours to make - if it's not raining. Nowadays, authentic varaq printing is done by a few artisans solely in Jaipur. Named after a city in Madhya Pradesh, chanderi fabrics can be traced back to Vedic times; however, it was not until the 1970's that the cotton and silk blend fabric was developed.