Frequently asked questions

Question: Can I wash woolen shawls and scarves?
Answer: Wet treatment affects both dyes and wool itself. Unfortunately, the statement is true for all textile dyes: bright colors, but fragility in relation to washing, or dull colors and high strength. Pavlovo Posad shawls are traditionally bright and colorful, and therefore cannot be printed only with durable dyes. As for scarves, they should be resistant to wet processing - that's why our scarves are printed with the strong dyes, though sometimes they lose in color because of this. As for the woolen fabric, from which our products are made, washing is not recommended for it, as for all woolen fabrics.
Thus, we can recommend only a dry cleaning for our woolen products. At your own peril, you can wash our woolen products in water with a temperature of no higher than 30 degrees, using only special detergents for wool or baby soap. After washing, rinse the handkerchief in warm, then cold water, adding a teaspoon of vinegar, gently squeeze, pat with a dry towel and dry, spreading on a horizontal surface. The handkerchief should be ironed with the remaining low humidity in the two-point mode.

Question: Shawl is wet in the rain. How to dry it properly?
Answer: A wet shawl of a woolen cloth requires immediate drying, away from the direct heat sources. Do not dry woolen shawls in front of an open fire, on a radiator or under direct sunlight. Overheating makes the fiber brittle and leads to shrinkage.

Question: Are chemical and synthetic fibers used in the manufacture of your products?
Answer: Most of our products are made from pure natural 100% wool, which is not subjected to any kind of technical processing, which ensures high quality, softness and drapeability of the fabric. The fringe is made either from wool or from viscose (artificial silk). Silk shawls are made from 100% natural silk woven in China, cotton tablecloths and scarves - from 100% cotton.

Question: I received a shawl by mail, and its color scheme is different from the one on the website. Why is this happening?
Answer: All our equipment used in the preparation of photos for the website is color-coded. In this case, the main error will occur because of how well your monitor is calibrated. Unfortunately, for a normal calibration of the monitor, some knowledge, equipment and programs are required. If you are not sure about your monitor, take a look, how our products look on the other monitor, and then decide on the purchase. You can also evaluate the quality of your monitor's calibration on our website in the corresponding subsection.

Question: What is a "compacted fabric"
Answer: Shawls 148х148 cm are made of a denser fabric with a so-called twill weave and a density of 131 g/m2. This fabric is warmer and heavier, more wool is produced for it, accordingly, it is more expensive. The density of the fabric from which all other shawls are made is 95 to 100 g/m2 (the fabric of the shawls with the warpings has a density of 120 g/m2).

Question: What is a blinding, binding, serging seam?
Answer: Different types of processing of products edges look like this: there.

Question: What is the difference between different types of fringe?
Answer: The fringe is attached to hemmed shawls. Silk fringe is made of artificial silk-viscose – and it is of two kinds. Ordinary silk fringe is sewn to wrap and shawls of all sizes and consists of individual fringes attached to the edge of the shawls by a knot. Knitted silk fringe is used to decorate only expensive shawls 148х148 cm from compacted fabric and has 4 rows of cells, hand-knit from individual fringes pre-fastened to the edge of the shawls. Woolen fringe is used to decorate shawls of all sizes and also has the appearance of individual fringes, but they are hemmed to the edge of the kerchief by a special seam, in which the adjacent fringes hold each other. At the same time, the edge of the shawls turns out to be whipped with a thread, from which the fringes are made.