Handmade Beautiful Eri Duppatta scarf

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Nelson Deb

India

My long lost love for art, craft and design was revived when a friend of mine from Bangalore wanted me to design clothes, accessories and products that are unique to the beautiful northeast India for her brand in 2012. Its been an wonderful journey so far by playing the role of a storyteller, and therewith bringing social and commercial benefits to the local artisan groups, specially the women artisans of the northeast, and since then theres been no looking back! I am an Entrepreneur and run a social enterprise called The Eco Hub Small Industries since 2012. Early this year the idea of setting up my own label Nelson D was drawn so that I could keep my passion alive and be the medium through which the local artisans can directly connect with the global audience, and be a resource in providing regular training to upgrade their design skills and sell artefacts not as objects but as beautiful stories. This way the rich and traditional arts retain and the local artisans restore their age old culture and earn a happy livelihood.

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Handmade Beautiful Eri Duppatta scarf

Handwoven with Eri silk, also called Ahimsa silk, this stole is woven by local women from the villages of Assam. Eri silk is often referred to as the Ahimsa silk as the process does not involve the killing of the silk worm. Moths leave the cocoon as soon as it is ready to be spun. The silkworm grows in the wild on trees, unlike the mulberry silk whose worm is bred in captivi... Read more

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Handwoven with Eri silk, also called Ahimsa silk, this stole is woven by local women from the villages of Assam. Eri silk is often referred to as the Ahimsa silk as the process does not involve the killing of the silk worm. Moths leave the cocoon as soon as it is ready to be spun. The silkworm grows in the wild on trees, unlike the mulberry silk whose worm is bred in captivity feeding on mulberry leaves. Due to its thermal property, it is warm in winters and cool in summer. This stole is then hand embroidered in kantha on a beautiful lotus motif. The stole can be combined with any attire. You can wrap it around the neck or leave it over shoulders to create a different look every day.