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