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hand processing wool to make shawls and stoles by Bhotia ladies in the Himalayas
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Handwoven with woo dyed with

madder and shellac

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Handwoven with cotton and linen dyed with

tesu (flame of the forest) flowers

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Handwoven with wool dyed with

indigo and tesu (flame of the forest) flowers

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Handwoven with wool dyed with

harada (myrobalan) and tea

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Yak wool shawl

Handwoven with Yak wool from Changthang valley in Ladakh

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Pashmina Shawl

Handwoven with pashmina from Changthang valley in Ladakh. 

Dyed with indigo and tesu flowers

handspinning wool to make handwoven shawls for women


hanwoven shawls and stoles of wool and pashmina


hand dyeing using natural dyes to make woollen and pashmina shawls and stoles

Natural Dyes

showroom selling handwoven wool and pashmina shawls and stoles

Our shop in

Rajpur (Dehradun)

patricia alam owner himalayan weavers
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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.


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.

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

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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.