Silk Shawls and Stoles
DevBhumi Fabrics are woven by women of the remote villages of Garhwal Uttarakhand. The fabric is produced from Silk worms that feed on oak, mulberry or castor leaves in the forest of the Garhwal Himalayas in India. The cocoons are completely hand spun into yarns that are naturally dyed and woven by village communities resulting in a natural fabric of the highest quality, available in many unique designs and colors.
Devbhumi Silk products Include stoles, shawls and mufflers. We also produce silk fabric on request. The fibers include: Himalayan oak tasar silk, Himalayan mulberry silk, Himalayan eri silk as well as blends with wool and cotton.
DevBhumi Oak forest silk production in Garhwal Himalayas started in 1995 as a strategy to conserve the last remaining old oak forests of the Himalayas. The idea is to promote livelihoods through using forest resources in a sustainable way. The income from forest sericulture has become an economic incentive for the local community to contribute to the conservation of the Himalayan ecosystem.