About Us

Himalayan Weavers was set up by Patricia and Ghayur Alam in 2005.

 

Ghayur Alam has a Ph.D from the University of Manchester, UK, in technology policy. His interests include mountain agriculture, rural development and the use of environmentally friendly technologies. alamcsd@gmail.com

 

Patricia Alam has been living in India since 1983. She taught Drama and English in the UK and the British School in New Delhi before settling in Masrana near Mussoorie in the Himalayas.  masrana.patricia@gmail.com

We make shawls, stoles and scarves, with wool, pashmina and eri-silk. All our products are coloured with natural dyes and hand-woven in villages around us.  Read more here

Read what our customers are saying ...

"The real thing
The smoothness and the colours are so very wonderful", Emily v. , Belgium

 

"Beautiful Stole

It is lovely. Soft, warm and comfortable. Drapes beautifully. As a fellow weaver I can respect the workmanship in this stole. Well done" 

Katherine B., United States

"The recipient LOVED it.

This is the 3rd item I have purchased from the weavers. Each one has been amazing and well loved by the recipients. I will certainly be back to purchase more. :-)", Jessica N., United State

"Indigo dyed wool shawl

Beautiful, you can dive into the colour.", Lynda H. , United Kingdom

"Yak wool shawl
Fabulous, love the shawl", Archana.S, India

I love my yak wool shawl.

It's nice and soft and exactely as I hoped for., Elin S., Denmark

Very Soft and light weight

I bought this after realizing that this is made from pure yak wool which is rare to find these days. This is going to be a collectible for me. Looking forward to do business with you again, LAXMI N.,  India

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Shawls Stoles Scarves

 

Handwoven and coloured with Natural Dyes
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Yak wool shawl

Very special shawl, hand-woven with pure yak wool from farmers in Ladakh.

Our shop in

Rajpur (Dehradun)

Hand Spun

Hand Woven

Natural Dyes

We live and work in a small village called Masrana which is outside Mussoorie town in the Himalayas. It is a beautiful and interesting area. Our house and dyeing workshop are on a ridge with a view of both the Himalayan peaks and Dehradun valley. Many of the villages around us are old and rich in the culture and architecture of the Garhwal Himalayas. Hope these photos will give you some idea of our surroundings.  

Shawls
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