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THE ORIGINAL DOHAR, EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE IN THE UK. Matching block printed cotton quilts in stock.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Welcome to the world of Indian Dohar blankets, natural temperature regulating bedding.

Our Cotton Dohars made from three layers of luxurious cotton are a dream to sleep under; soft, almost weightless and keep you perfectly cool at night.

Cotton Dohar bedding is lightweight yet more substantial than a single sheet. Being naturally temperature regulating, you won’t be too hot, you won’t be too cold.
The hand block printed middle layer is sandwiched between two ultra-fine layers of hypoallergenic mulmul cotton. Wrap yourself in our breathable coverlets to enhance peaceful sleep.

Once the reserve for Indian royalty, keeping them cool during the monsoon, they are now exclusively available in the UK. If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for us! Dohar bedding will soften with every wash, giving you a lifetime of luxurious comfort.

Each and every Dohar blanket is uniquely handmade with extraordinary skill by our artisans in Jaipur. India. The quality and durability of our cotton blankets is second to none. We are a big fan of slow fashion, buy less and made to last!
Dohar blankets are so versatile you can use them as a lightweight throw, top sheet or bedcover. They make excellent unique gifts for birthdays, weddings and housewarmings.

Science has proven that keeping cool in bed (18 degrees ideally) will aid better sleep. Don’t suffer from overheating in bed this summer, our moisture-wicking Dohar cotton blankets are the answer! Get yours now, in time for summer temperatures to rise.
Layering your Dohar blanket with a quilt makes this bedding a year-round solution for the most peaceful sleep. Wishing you sweet dreams.

 

BENEFITS:

The benefits of sleeping under a Dohar include some of the following.

- Cotton is naturally hypoallergenic.

- Feels soft and luxurious on the skin.

- Breathable and airy bedding.

- Naturally temperature controlling.

- Keeping you cool and relaxed at night 

- Add layers to your bed without the weight.

 

WASH CARE:

Machine wash on 30 degrees, tumble dry on low heat, medium iron, do not bleach

SIZES:

KING SIZE

275cm x 260cm (108 x 102 inches)

QUEEN SIZE

250cm x 225cm (98 x 88 inches)


SPECIFICATIONS:

Washing Instructions - Machine washable at 30°C

Country of Origin - India

Brand - Shades of Cool London

Category - Blankets

Pattern Details - Hand Block Printed

Material - 100% Cotton

Tumble Dry - Do not tumble dry

STANDARD DELIVERY

All UK orders will be shipped within 3 days, 7.30am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Free on all UK orders.


NEXT DAY DELIVERY

Next day delivery, 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week, if order is placed before 1pm. £6.95.


EUROPEAN DELIVERY

European delivery, within 10 working days. Please also be aware that any Customs Taxes and Duties are payable by the customer at point of receipt.


WORLDWIDE DELIVERY

Delivery available anywhere in the world from £10.


RETURNS

If you are not totally satisfied with your purchase, you can return your goods for whatever reason, provided we get them back within 14 days and in perfect original saleable condition with the original tags/packaging intact.

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WHAT IS A DOHAR BLANKET?

Dohar blankets are traditional Indian summer blankets, crafted from 3 layers of superior quality "Mul-Mul" super soft, finely woven cotton.


HOW IS THE DOHAR BLANKET MADE?

Three layers of cotton voile are sewn together with an edging normally in a contrasting colour .

Traditionally the middle layer is hand block printed and the design is visible through the outer layer .

Our Jay Feather collection is slightly different, it has two printed layers on the outside with a natural, unprinted layer of cotton in the middle .


HOW DO I USE A DOHAR BLANKET?

The layers of voile cotton trap cool air in the summer months. Acting as a lightweight coverlet and used in place of a traditional top sheet, it is the perfect companion for an afternoon nap. In the winter months, the blanket's layers trap warm air between the layers, providing warmth and comfort.


HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY DOHAR BLANKET?

100% cotton

Machine wash 30 degrees or hand wash.

Tumble dry low heat or line dry.

Do not bleach.

Iron at medium setting.

A TRADITIONAL INDIAN MANUFACTURING PROCESS

We are so proud to show behind the scenes of the slow traditional manufacturing process of our hand made products. It is inspiring to understand the skill, expertise and time required to produce each piece. The collaboration and merging of talents of our designers, the block print and colour masters along with our expert tailors creates our beautiful Dohars, pillow shams, quilts, and kimono robes.

All our products are made from sustainably sourced, pure 100% natural cotton and are hand made in India. Our cotton is washed on arrival to make sure it is clean.

The hand block printing is done by our artisans in a village just outside Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

HAND-BLOCK PRINTED

The technique and artistry of block printing has been passed down through generations and remains essentially unchanged from centuries ago. Precision, time and skill are all required. We use a direct-printing technique, which is ideal for using eco-friendly dyes as it requires less water. You can read in more detail about the magic of block printing here.

Our blocks are all carved in wood by hand, a lengthy, intricate, and tedious process. Some of our designs require several different woodblocks to create our chosen pattern and its movement, building up one layer at a time.

Different colours will also be applied separately, often three or four different layers of printing will be needed to complete the pattern. Once all the layers have been printed, the fabric will be washed and dried again in the sun. Samples of small lengths of fabric are taken to check the print's colour and clarity.

QUALITY CONTROL

Once the fabric processes are completed the fabric is delivered in lengths to our tailors who carefully cut and stitch the cotton into our final designs. Quality control points check everything from colour, size and stitching detailing and quality to make sure that the final product is to our high standards.

This entire production process is dependent upon the weather, we can’t print during the monsoon rains because of the humidity and there are religious ceremonies and social traditions to also consider as well (there are quite a few!)

PRODUCTION WITH INTEGRITY

Together with our production team we are striving to make further improvements to our production sustainability. A lot of thought and effort is going into ensuring that our products are as earth friendly as possible whilst we retain and nurture the artistry and craftsmanship of generations. This is a journey that we are committed to develop as our company grows. The result of all this work is a handmade heirloom worth treasuring and because of its exceptional quality, it will last for many years.

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