Syrian Shawl, Straw

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Delicate threads of camel hair, less than a millimetre thick, are woven together by hand and edged with a subtle strip of gold embroidery. 


Wash carefully by hand using cold water. 


* For addresses in the UK estimated delivery for first class post is 3-5 business days. Tracked and signed postage is 1-2 business days.

* International shipping is available to all destinations. Estimated delivery: 2-5 business days (Europe) Estimated delivery: 5-12 business days (rest of the world)
* ISHKAR is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
* ISHKAR is not responsible for replacing non-tracked items lost in transit.


 • You can make changes to your order up until 24 hours after the purchase has been made.

 • We will be happy to offer a full refund (excluding shipping) on items returned within 14 days of receipt of delivery. 
 • Returned items must be unworn, unwashed and undamaged products purchased directly from 
 • Proof of purchase is required. 
 • For defective, damaged or incorrect items, please notify us within five days of delivery in order to receive a refund/exchange.
 • Email us at to organise the return. 

The Weaver

Nour fled to Sweida, in southern Syria with her family after her their house was destroyed in Homs. Shortly after, Nour found work with Sabbara, discovering she had a talent for doing fine embroidery. Nour has a BA in geography, and dreams of one day opening a private institute to give lessons to children from other displaced families. 

Camel Hair

Camel Hair is one of the world’s most luxurious natural fibres. Despite the shawls being barely two millimetres thick, they possess remarkable thermostatic properties. Over millennia camel hair has evolved to guard against the extreme cold in the desert at night and fierce heat during the day. Because of the exceptional length of it's fibres, it is also said to last a life time, becoming softer the more it is worn.


70% of the sale goes to Sabbara. Sabbara was established inside Syria in 2012 in response to the escalating war and it’s devastating consequences for families all over the country. Its aim is to train women in traditional skills, create a sustainable infrastructure for production, and develop an international market for the work that may provide a hopeful future for all.