This unisex shawl is designed to be worn during meditation or prayer, but is also warn for comfort when there is a chill in the air or used as decoration in the home and on altars. The soft and light fabric has a slight shine. It is hand-printed in terracotta with the mantra “Om” in decorative Sanskrit letters, an attractive contrast that highlights the ancient prayer.
In Hinduism, the sound of Om is broken down to 'a-u-m', representing the Holy Trinity. The mantra begins with the sound 'a', representing Brahma the Creator, then the middle sound of 'u' is Vishnu, the sustainer of the universe. The concluding 'm' sound symbolizes Shiva the Destroyer who brings the final cycle of existence to the universe before it begins all over again. Om is said to be the primordial sound.
Manufacturing process: The fabric is dyed and printed by hand by artisan groups in India.
Sustainability: The 100% natural fabric is made from the jute plant, a highly renewable fiber grown abundantly in India that increases soil fertility for other crops. Each shawl is hand printed, providing employment for marginalized artisans and reducing production waste. Shipping materials are made from recycled and reused packaging products.
Handmade items, some unique printing pattern differences may be shown.
LXWXH: 87”X42”X0.01”Made in India