raw silk shawls
pashmina shawls & scarves
his twice yearly trips to the Himalayas, Alain Rouveure
commissions and collects
textiles from small family workshops
producing delicate shawls and scarves
in hand-woven silk,
in the purest and softest pashmina and Himalayan wools
in nettle fibre known as Alo, very rare and used in the eastern hills
of the kingdom of Nepal.
wide range of all these is always available from his
As for his jewellery and artifacts, Alain
prefers working with small producers
he admires who will work to
high standards and value Fair Trade when everyboby
is able to
make a real and decent profit.
before his days at Art College
in France, Alain collected old textiles. Since
1979 he has built up a very impressive collection of antique
regions of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
on a back-strap loom in Dolpa
collection includes nomads'
blankets, warriors' sashes and belts, dresses
from the wealthy wives of aristocrats and merchands from
Tibet and Bhutan,
tunics and dresses to name but a few. An appointment is necessary
view part of this collection.
as with all the items in our Galleries...
use harmful chemicals
no environmentally damaging synthetic dyes
involved in production processes.