Black Pure Pashmina Handwoven Tilla Embriodery Kashmiri Shawl
Khinkhwab brings you Pashmina shawls from the heaven of earth Kashmir. SOZNI is one of the most sophisticated forms of Needle Embroidery in the world. This extremely fine, delicate, and artistic needlework is only practiced in Kashmir and has no parallels anywhere else. Pashmina is from Changthang, Ladakh. Pashmina shawls are made from Cashmere wool, which grows on the body of the Changthangi goat found in Ladakh. The goat is found over 14000 feet and is reared by nomadic herders of Ladakh.
Fabric – Pure Pashmina
Pashmina refers to a fine variant of spun cashmere the animal-hair fibre forming the downy undercoat of the Changthangi goat. The word pashm means "wool" in Persian, but in Kashmir pashm referred to the raw unspun wool of domesticated Changthangi goats.
An embroidery which makes shawls relatively expensive is Tilla embroidery. This type is so popular in the valley that every bride should have at least one phiran (a garment worn by Kashmiri women) embroidered with tilla embroidery in her trousseau. Or else a shawl ornate with Tilla embroidered is expected by the onlookers.
Tilla originated from a village called “Zari” in Iran. But when Syed Ali Hamdani, a Sufi saint travelled to Kashmir with his artisans, he introduced the same in the local community. The then ruling Mughals were fascinated by its royal demeanour, and used this embroidery in their royal courts.
Note- There may be slight color variations due to photographic reasons.
This is a hand-woven product and any irregularities in the weaving or pattern should not be taken as a defect. These irregularities make every handloom piece unique.