Fabrics that echo the landscapes of their origin

Rani & Reine

NEW!!! Lightweight Triangle Shawl 'Kusum' - Handspun Wool - Off-White

Regular price €189,00
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Rani & Reine

NEW!!! Lightweight Triangle Shawl 'Kusum' - Handspun Wool - Off-White

Regular price €189,00
Unit price
per 
Tax included.

A luxurious lightweight shawl, incorporating uniquely beautiful open lacework motifs. Perfect year-round. Drape it around your shoulders on cool summer evenings, layer over a sweater or dress in the Fall or bundle it around your neck under your winter coat to keep out the cold. 

Knit with fine handspun yarn, it is a wonderful example of the fine craftsmanship of our artisan partners. The motifs are reminiscent of the starry night sky and sunsets over the mountains in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh.

You-Shan is wearing the Kusum shawl with the matching 'Lace Twist' headband.

This shawl is lighter weight and slightly smaller than our shawl 'Sapna

Limited Quantity! We currently have only one of these in stock - we'll have more coming in the Spring. 

Each of our wool accessories is crafted by hand by the artisan women of Kullvi WHIMS in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, incorporating locally sourced wool from sheep who graze high in the mountain passes throughout the year. You will find beautiful variation in yarn thickness and colour in these handmade pieces, making each unique and one of a kind.

STORY

In 2019, when we first travelled to visit and work with the women of KULLVI whims, we brought along a few techniques to try out. One of those techniques was creating a knitted triangle.

The women left after the workshop that day, and arrived back the next day with 9 different mini-shawls. They'd each added in perfectly balanced lacework motifs, and unique borders. No small feat, this is a testament to their high level of skill.

Due to the popularity of our first shawl design 'Sapna' - we asked for a second design to be made.

Kusum took up the task, and created this beautiful new shawl using a combination of motifs. She used a star motif in the body of the shawl reminiscent of the bright starry nights in Himachal, she added bobbles down the centre spine of the shawl, and created a stunning scalloped border which reminds us of sunrises and sunsets over the mountains in Naggar, where the women live. 

This shawl is handcrafted with lightweight yarn - in contrast to our first shawl design, which is more blanket-like, this one is light as air. 

FEATURES

Fibre: 100% wool (Lahauli) Undyed.

Designer: Kusum

Handspun and handknit by: Kullvi WHIMS

MEASUREMENTS

Approximately 68" (173 cm) wide x 31" (79 cm) deep, size varies due to the handmade nature.

You-Shan is 4'11" (150 cm) tall.

CARE
Handwash in cool water, do not agitate. Lay flat to dry in shade. 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.

Meet the artisans.

Learn more about our process.

*Colours will appear differently with varied lighting and screens.