Shawls with the names of deities began appearing in early 18th century. These type of shawls are called the Namavali Chadars. They are named after a particular deity whose name is printed, painted, woven or embroidered on the shawl such as Ram-namavali, Shiva-namavali etc. Such namavali chadars are worn by devotees mainly during rituals. Several times the auspicious symbols associated with the respective deity are also depicted on the chadar. In this chadar bow and arrow, foot prints and conch associated with Lord Rama are woven along the borders.