Here you can find some answers on most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Russian shawls. If you have some other questions, please, contact us via e-mail russians@russian-shawls.com or contact form here.

Is it possible to wash wool Russian shawls and scarves?

Wet treatment influences both on dye-stuffs and on a woolen fabric. Unfortunately, for all textile dye-stuffs is right statement:bright colors, but fragility in relation to washing, or dim colors and high durability. Pavlovo Posad scarves – traditionally bright and colourful, so consequently cannot be printed only by strong dye-stuffs.

As to scarfs, they should be steady against wet treatment and consequently our scarfs are printed by strong dye-stuffs though because of it sometimes lose in color scale. As to the most woolen fabric from which our products are made, as well as for all woolen fabrics, washing is not recommended.

Thus, we can recommend for our wool products only dry cleaning.

At one's own risk you can wash our wool products in water with temperature not above 30 degrees, using only special washing-up liquids for a wool or children's soap.

After washing rinse a shawl in warm, then in cold water, having added in it a teaspoon of vinegar, accurately wring, get wet a towel and dry, laying out to a horizontal surface. The wrap should be ironed slightly damp in a mode of 2 points.

The Russian shawl has got wet under a rain. How correctly to dry it?

The wet shawl of a wool fabric demands immediate drying, far from direct sources of heating. It is impossible to dry wool scarves close with open fire, on radiator or under direct sun rays. The overheat does a fibre fragile and conducts to shrinkage of fabric.

Is there any artificial fibres at manufacturing products?

All shawls are made from a 100% pure natural wool which is not exposed to any kind of technical treatment that provides high quality, softness and drapeability of fabrics. Silk scarves are made of 100% natural silk, weaved in China, cotton table-cloths and kerchieves from a 100% natural cotton.

What are the differences of various kinds of fringe?

The fringe fastens to preliminary cut shawls. The silk fringe is done of artificial silk - viscose - and is made in two types. The common silk fringe is sewn to shawles for all sizes and consists from separate fimbrias, fixed on edge of a shawl in knot. The knitted silk fringe is used for execution only expensive wraps in the size of 148*148 sm from the dense fabric and has 3 lines of the squares knitted manually from separate fimbrias, preliminary fixed on edge of a scarf.

The wool fringe also is made in two types. The common wool fringe is applied for decoration scarves of all sizes and also has an appearance of separate fimbrias, however they are sewn in to the edge of a scarf by a special seam in which next fimbrias keep each other. At the same time the edge of a shawl seems as though overedge by a thread from which fimbrias are executed.