Our headband is double thick, featuring a simple lace pattern and a flattering twist at the crown. The lofty open pattern and tube construction creates a myriad of little pockets that hold in the warmth, keeping your ears and head cozy.
You-Shan pairs our lace headband with our newest shawl design, a luxurious lightweight triangle shawl 'Kusum'.
Each headband is crafted by hand by the artisan women of Kullvi WHIMS in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh. We've incorporated our softest wool, from a local breed of sheep raised just a few hours from where our artisans live. You will find beautiful variation in yarn thickness and colour in these handmade pieces, making each pair unique.
We designed this headband to add a versatile smaller accessory to our collection. In 2021, Sarah had the idea to design a headband that was made as a tube, knit using an open knitted lace pattern.
The idea was to create a piece that used a light and lofty fabric, that was then doubled - creating a headband that is both extra warm, has beautiful texture AND is squishy and comfy. She added the twist at the crown to create a beautiful frame around the face. She created a sample, and wore it for the winter.
Meanwhile, Kusum had created a beautiful new shawl design. Sarah visited Naggar in the Spring of 2022, and taught the women the technique she'd used to create a twist in a headband. Kullvi WHIMS then incorporated one of the lace patterns from the shawl that Kusum had designed into the design. Mohini knit up the first sample, and the rest is history!
Approximately 8.5" (21.5 cm) accross x 4" (10 cm) at widest point, measured flat and will stretch to fit a variety of head circumferences. Fits small for some. Bigger sizes and new colours are on the way!
You-Shan is 4'11" (150 cm) tall, with a 21.25" (54 cm) head circumference.
Handwash in cool water, lay flat to dry in shade. Do not agitate. For more information, visit our care page.
All of our garments come in a protective muslin bag, stitched by the women of Kruti, in the village of Mulshi, Maharashtra. Kruti, a stitching unit run by Anubhuti Social Foundation, provides employment opportunities to women in rural communities, by implementing training programs in tailoring.