Bag
Your cart is currently empty
Back to Inspired Gifts

Embroidered Cotton and Silk Blend Indian Shawl in Slate, 'Slate Midnight'

Product ID: U63303

Curate

Embroidered Cotton and Silk Blend Indian Shawl in Slate, 'Slate Midnight'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Details

Uma Tripathi creates this shawl of cotton and silk blend fibers for a lightweight, comfortable accessory. A solid color of slate with a purple tint is accented with elegant Indian chikan embroidery. Chikan is a traditional method believed to have been inspired by Persian techniques, involving a process where the fabric is first block printed and then embroidered with designs.

Made in India

  • 80% cotton, 20% silk
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 75 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 208.3 cm L x 67.3 cm W
  • 82" L x 26.5" W
View in metric units View in US/English units

Product Reviews By Customers

(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)

Quantity

Triple 'Win' Pricing

Uma Tripathi

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Uma Tripathi from India.

 

Meet the Artist

Uma Tripathi

Uma Tripathi

"I want to create a workplace that allows women to stand on their own feet without compromising their duties toward their families. I want to work on women's empowerment."

"I was born and brought up in Bhilainagar, in Bihar, before receiving a degree in law from Lucknow University. Lucknow... was my family's hometown but they shifted to Bhilainagar because of my father's job. When we lost him in the mid 1990s, we decided to move back to Lucknow.

"The city's design was heavily influenced by several emperors and incorporates significant imperial areas that have earned Lucknow the title 'City of Nawabs.' It is also known as the Golden City of India, Shiraz-i-Hind and the Constantinople of the East. Lucknow's society is famous for its etiquette and traditions that attain a rare degree of sophistication. Be it the cultural charm or the monumental beauty, all are well conserved here to make this 'the city of many splendors.' Lucknow's culture, traditions and crafts have always been a part of us and returning there was a welcome change.

"My interest in design dates way back to my school days. In high school, I opted for home science where we did a lot of artwork like embroidery and other crafts. I was pretty good at it. I always liked designing.

"Living here has given me the opportunity to explore the majestic embroidery work known as chikankari, which symbolizes Lucknow's heritage and culture. Mastering this craft wasn't easy. I learned by going to different villages and later on I improvised on it by merging traditional designs with modern ones. My learning experience brought me in contact with different artisans and their special techniques, and I am now skilled to impart this traditional knowledge to others.

"Along with my brother, I started working with a handful of women artisans. My brother is my driving force — he takes care of the administrative tasks. It was a very humble start, but slowly our effort expanded until today we have 45 full time workers collaborating with us and more than 150 women artisans from the nearby villages, whom we hire as our work demands. Starting was a big challenge at first but later, when things began to fall into place, it became a most worthwhile experience.

"I want to expand my workshop. I want to create a workplace that allows women to stand on their own feet without compromising their duties toward their families. I want to work on women's empowerment.

"I get my inspiration from the hard work, dedication and expertise of different artisans and also from my surroundings. So far, we have given jobs to talented women and it gives me great satisfaction to see that I am able to help them, especially those who can easily work from home."

More from this artist

View All

PREVIOUSLY VIEWED

This item qualifies for FREE SHIPPING!

This item ships with a free artist storycard, so you can remember who you impacted today. Customized gift messages are also available with every order.

We want you to be 100% satified with your order, so if you are not completely happy with your item, you can return it within 60 days of receiving it.

Return instructions

We pack, ship, certify and 100% guarantee the quality of this item. Watch this video to see how.

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Artists love to get backorders. Placing a backorder ensures that the artisan will do their best to create and deliver your item to our local office for shipment.

Although we cannot guarantee availability, we do expect to be able to fill the order within the timeframe indicated. But sometimes life happens - special materials may not be immediately available to the artist, or there might be some other circumstance beyond our control that could delay the shipment.

If for any reason we are unable to ship the item within the timeframe indicated, we will notify you.

In the unlikely even that we are unable to ship the item within the timeframe indicated, we will contact you and provide an updated delivery window.

This item has a special shipping flat fee which means that due to bulk, duties, or other special requirements, the item will be shipped to you via one of our special one-rate services. Shipping is only available to the United States (lower 48 States only).

WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
FINDING YOUR SIZE

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.

BUST / CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

WAIST

Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.

LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!

DOWNLOAD

We refer to these items as "discounted wholesale". Such items carry a deeper wholesale discount than other items, and have greater potential to provide your business with healthier resale margins.

Premium gift wrapping

Turn your gift-giving into an art form with our new premium gift wrapping service!

Delivering a beautiful handmade treasure, wrapped by hand in exquisite packaging will make your gifts truly unforgettable.

Above all, it's EASY! Just select the premium gift wrapping option during checkout and we do the rest. No more last minute worries about presentation - your gifts will be the best dressed every time!

Most premium gift wrap is only $3.95 - $5.95 per item.

Select your gift wrap option during checkout

Select your gift wrap option during checkout

Go premium for jewelry gifts!

Go premium for jewelry gifts!

Triple 'Win' Pricing

UNICEF Market offers triple win pricing, where YOU the consumer, Children from around the world, and Artisans all benefit.

WIN # 1 You Save!

Handmade goods from developing nations usually pass through a series of intermediaries before being purchased by retail consumers. Each of these intermediaries adds cost to the product, and that cost is passed on to the customer. UNICEF USA partnered with NOVICA, who works directly with artists through their regional offices in Asia, Africa and Latin America, allowing purchases from UNICEF Market to go directly from the artisans to fulfilling customer orders. By skipping steps in the traditional supply chain, you can buy high quality items for less than the regular retail prices.

WIN # 2 Children Benefit!

Each item purchased from UNICEF Market will benefit UNICEF's programs that provide lifesaving nutrition, medicine, education, clean water, emergency relief and more to children in need.

You can learn more about UNICEF's work, on About UNICEF.

WIN # 3 Artisans Profit!

UNICEF Market artisans set their own prices and control their own businesses. UNICEF Market offers artisans a free platform to sell their work throughout the United States.

Back to Top