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Himalayan Heirloom Shawl

$65.00

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Along with the breathtaking landscape, the mountainous Kashmir region is world-renowned for its master weavers. Local artisans evoke the region's inspirational gardens in this traditional multicolor wool shawl. Swirling floral patterns decorate a background of earthy colors and surround a central field of semisheer black wool.


Please note: This shawl has been one of our biggest photography challenges. Although we rephotographed and color-corrected it for our print catalog, we appreciate that some customers have been disappointed by the discrepancy between the shawl as pictured and how it looks when worn. We updated the photography again in January 2013 for improved color accuracy and revised our online copy, and we plan to photograph the shawl on a model as soon as possible to better illustrate how the black area of the fabric looks when it's worn across one's shoulders. For additional questions, please contact our customer service department at 1-800-437-5521.


Comes in an organza gift bag. 100% wool. Dry clean. Made by artisans in India. Approximately 29"W x 84"L.

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Himalayan Heirloom Shawl
 
2.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (4)

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42%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (6)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Very pretty, but not as vibrant as shown

        Shawl was a gift, so I can't comment on uses, but I was very pleased with it as a gift for just about anybody's taste.
        I had read the other reviews,...Read complete review

        Shawl was a gift, so I can't comment on uses, but I was very pleased with it as a gift for just about anybody's taste.
        I had read the other reviews, so I wasn't at all surprised when the actual colors had very little to do with the picture. The colors were different and much more muted than as depicted. Had I not read the reviews, I would have been very dissapointed. As it was, I knew what to expect and was very pleased.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Photo colour is way off base

        The design is lovely and the weight is nice (not too bulky) but.....I was extremely disappointed with the colours. The photo is about 50% to 70% brighter than the actual...Read complete review

        The design is lovely and the weight is nice (not too bulky) but.....I was extremely disappointed with the colours. The photo is about 50% to 70% brighter than the actual scarf (i.e. the green is really a dark dull olive colour and not the nice green in the photo) There are huge sections of plain black which is not really shown in the photo and the colours are not just darker but much more greyed. Not sure why the misrepresentation by NG. Too much hassle to send back so I will keep it.

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        5.0

        This shawl is absolutely perfect

        By mkmiraglia

        from Leonia, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful colors
        • Expertly Woven
        • Generous size
        • Nice Comfortable Weight
        • Quality fabric
        • Traditional design

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Extra layer of warmth
        • Goes with everything
        • Stylish accessory

        Comments about Himalayan Heirloom Shawl:

        After reading the comments, I really hesitated to buy this shawl. But the price was so good I couldn't resist.
        When it arrived, I was delighted. The colors are beautiful, even prettier than the photograph. Black predominates but it has nice bright colors to add interest. The design is WOVEN, not printed on. It is wonderful under or over a jacket or coat, it's light weight and easy to carry and wear. In a pinch, you can put it over your head to keep off rain or snow.
        I work as a photo-journalist in criminal courts every day, and the room temperatures are very unpredictable. This shawl is the prefect thing to carry with me. If the room is especially chilly, I can double it and pull it close; wear it loose for average warmth, and if I don't need it I can fold it and put it in my bag.
        And it's also beautiful for an evening out.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Pretty Shawl

        By Diane

        from Dallas, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Big
        • Good Length
        • Nice colors

        Cons

        • Has A Chemical Odor
        • Material is thin

        Best Uses

        • Lightweight Shawl
        • summer wear

        Comments about Himalayan Heirloom Shawl:

        This shawl has a somewhat chemical smell to it, so it's now hanging to air out the odor. The material is thinner than I expected, so I will reserve it for warm weather use when I just need a little something on cooler evenings or in the office. Overall, I like it. I'm a big girl, and it's plenty long and wide enough to go around me and then toss over the shoulder, too.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Beautiful Shawl!!

        By Jannymax

        from Vancouver, Canada

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Keeps you warm

            Comments about Himalayan Heirloom Shawl:

            This shawl is so lovely I accidentally ordered it twice. Definitely NOT sending it back!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointed too

            By Horse Nut

            from IL

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Warm

            Cons

            • Not Same Colors As Pic

            Best Uses

              Comments about Himalayan Heirloom Shawl:

              After wanting this for years I finally received it as a gift. I was so disappointed and even asked the purchaser if it came from Nat Geo.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful!

              By J

              from So. Cal.

              Verified Reviewer

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                    Comments about Himalayan Heirloom Shawl:

                    I have received nothing but compliments on this shawl. The colors are wonderful. I love this piece.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Perfect with a grey dress

                    By Wilma G.

                    from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

                    Verified Reviewer

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                          Comments about Himalayan Heirloom Shawl:

                          Wore this with a grey dress at an outdoor fall wedding and it was lovely, perfect colours with grey and black accessories. Part of the paisley is almost sheer, which lightens the wool and keeps it from being too heavy.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Ugly Himalayan Shawl

                          By Maggie

                          from Tucson, AZ

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Didn't Look At All Like
                            • The picture

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Himalayan Heirloom Shawl:

                              It was purchased for me. I was extremely disappointed. It was returned to your company.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Very pretty, but not as vibrant as shown

                              By George

                              from Laytonsville, MD

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Nice Shawl Good Weight

                              Cons

                              • Colors misrepresented

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Himalayan Heirloom Shawl:

                                Shawl was a gift, so I can't comment on uses, but I was very pleased with it as a gift for just about anybody's taste.
                                I had read the other reviews, so I wasn't at all surprised when the actual colors had very little to do with the picture. The colors were different and much more muted than as depicted. Had I not read the reviews, I would have been very dissapointed. As it was, I knew what to expect and was very pleased.

                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Colors were not as expected.

                                By Molly's Mom

                                from Holiday, Florida

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Colors Were Very Muted
                                  • Expected Vibrant Colors

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Himalayan Heirloom Shawl:

                                    I planned to hang the shawl as a decorative piece in the living room. The colors were so muted it looked almost funereal. While the design was lovely, the colors looked much more vibrant in the catalog.

                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Another disappointed customer

                                    By Linda the disappointed

                                    from Oklahoma City

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                                    Comments about Himalayan Heirloom Shawl:

                                    I am so disappointed in this shawl but it is a gift so I won't return it. What is incredible to me is that all 9 reviews spanning TWO YEARS complain about the difference between the colors in the picture in the catalogue and website and the actual dull colors and NG has NOT CHANGED THE PICTURE!

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