Shawls are simple items of clothing that are draped loosely over the shoulder and upper body. It can also be worn over the head. The name shawl comes from a mixture of Persian and Urdu language written as ‘شال’. It is usually a square or rectangular cloth that comes in all sorts of fabrics and designs. Often, shawls are hand-stitched and have intricate designs on them but can also be large patterns and images.