I purchased this shawl for my friend as a graduation gift. I arranged to have it gift wrapped for the occasion. When the shawl arrived, I tore off the outer wrapping to reveal a cloth-covered box. I was floored by the presentation--a well-covered cloth box. When I opened the box and saw the shawl, I was stunned! The shawl was artistically and lovingly folded inside. I did not unfold the shawl; I was not about to undo that artistry. A card giving information about the shawl was enclosed in the fold of the shawl.My girlfriend LOVED the gift. She raved about the brilliant colors, craftmanship, design, and soft texture of the material and asked to be remembered for receipt of any other fine gifts I choose to send like this one. I can not comment on the comfort or fit. I did not use the shawl or unfold it, but from my girlfriend's comments, I can say that this shawl is most definitely special...and a keeper!