shawl baba BB

ambas italy

Size
Color
BB-A brown sky blue
BB-B grey lila
BB-C mauve lila
BB-D skyblue green
BB-E blue leather brown
BB-F amber yellow
BB-G autumn orange yellow
BB-I fuxia red
BB-J green duckblue
BB-K acqua lavender
BB-L gold brown sky blue
BB-M grey turquoise
BB-N mellow pink natural
BB-P natural orange
BB-Q natural turquoise
BB-R natural yellow
BB-S black red
BB-T navy blue natural
BB-U mineral red natural
BB-V natural navy blue
BB-W duckblue green
BB-X natural duck blue
O pink beige
Y linden lavender
Z natural linden
H natural mellow rose
AB natural black
AA acqua turquoise
Material

Everything is made by hand: from the gathering of cashmere fleece in the Himalayas, to the spinning and weaving on traditional handlooms. It takes about two weeks to make one shawl. Dyed cashmere yarn produces desired colours which are then woven/ blended with the natural colours of cashmere (shades of white and beige).

These Shawls are weaved with a diamond pattern called chasme bulbul in Kashmiri (the nightingale’s eye). The weave always has a natural (beige or ivory) base, which is mixed with another colour. A one-centimetre border in a contrast colour is weaved in just before the end fringes. All the Ambas Shawls are two meters by one, all are hand made and thus precious and imperfectly perfect.

(Since Bernardo Bertolucci loves the one he owns and we love and admire him, we also call it the BB shawl)

Because of the variations in monitor calibrations and technology, colors, scale and texture can vary — sometimes greatly, swatch colors aren't guaranteed to be accurate.


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