Kani pashmina Shawls as the name suggests Pashmina Shawls that are made on wooden loom with small sticks used as Bobbins, small and eyeless known as ‘Kani’ in Kashmiri to weave the shawl. This type of weaving is quite unique; designs are actually formed while weaving those using sticks reeled up on a wooden spoon with different threads of pashmina which are specially dyed with colors to be used in the particular pattern. Each shawl to be woven has its own script drawn by the Naqash with different color codes and number of pages containing the script goes up to 60 pages (usually the intricate ones) to guide the weaver. In the typical Kani shawl weaving no embroidery is undertaken and therefore makes it unique.
FABRIC: Pashmina (also known as Pashm) is a fine cashmere wool, coming from Kashmir in India. The word ‘Pashmina’ comes from the Persian word ‘Pashmineh’ which means ‘made from Pashm’, and Pash means wool in Persian. Because of its unique softness and comforting warmth, pashmina is also known as the diamond fabric and the soft gold of high Asia. Pashmina is also quite unusual in that it actually becomes softer and more comfortable with each use, actually making it gentler on your skin each and every time you have the luck to wear it. With proper care, the diamond fabric will last a lifetime or more. This is evident in the fact that pashminas have been handed down from generation to generation in royal and wealthy families throughout the world.
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