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Silk shawl, 'Bhagalpur Sunshine' (India)

Framed by a golden border, this red and black shawl celebrates the textile traditions of Bhagalpur. Uvais presents a soft shawl hand-woven with two types of silk, one of which is Tussar, which requires drying the cocoons to soften and reel the silk. The other is Eri, a silk that is heavier and appears like a long filament, and can be obtained from a live cocoon.