Multicolor Pure Pashmina Handwoven Kalamkari 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.
Kalamkari designs aren't embroidery as such. But later, over the hand painted motifs, sozni embroidery is done, Kalamkari comes from two words, ‘kalam’ meaning ‘pen’ and ‘kari’ meaning ‘work’. Hence Kalamkari means the work of a pen. Pens used in Kalamkari are made from Bamboo. The colors used are natural dyes. The art of painting over shawls is fairly complicated and uses as many as 20 steps to reach completion. The final result is intricately detailed and breathtakingly beautiful.
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.