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“May these exquisite handwoven shawls envelop you
in their rich tapestry of culture and craftsmanship.  
A fusion of Sri Lankan heritage craft traditions, 
forged through a beautiful collaboration between
AOD alumni Natharlea Yahampath from Sri Lanka
and Anila Preston of British Alpaca Fashion Exmoor in the UK.
Adorned with intricate pearl detailing inspired by the Christmas rose;
using the finest of eco-friendly yarns
with the inclusion of alpaca yarn;
captures the essence of ‘the pearl of the Orient,'
symbolising the enduring bond between our nations.
The second beautiful masterpiece accompanying it,
woven by the skilled hands of Asilin, a master weaver
with over 40 years of experience, this shawl blends twill and
plain weaving techniques intertwining cotton and silk. 
Crafted exclusively for Urban Island under the guidance
of the design team of Urban Island,
this piece adds another layer of artistry to our collection.
May these shawls evoke fond memories of our island.