Shawl (Size – 100 cm X 215cm)
Devbhumi handloom products are woven by the women of the remote villages of Garhwal Uttarakhand. The fabric is produced from silkworms 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 most natural fabric of the highest quality, available in many unique designs and colours. Devbhumi Oak forest silk production in the Garhwal Himalayas started in 1995 as a strategy to conserve the last remaining old -stand oak forests in the Himalayas. The idea is to promote livelihoods using forest resources in a sustainable way. The income from forest sericulture become and economic incentive for the local community to contribute to the conservation of the Himalayan ecosystem.