White Pure Pashmina Handwoven Kani 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.
Craft - Kani - A Kani shawl is woven like a carpet, thread by thread, based on the coded pattern called talim.The talim guides the weaver in a number of warp threads to be covered in a particular colored weft The weave is said to have originated in Kanihama village of Jammu and Kashmir, and its exquisiteness earned it the Geographical Indication (GI) tag in 2008. With the word ‘kani’ literally translating to ‘bobbins’ in Kashmiri, the weave involves extensive use of wooden bobbins on which varicolored threads are wound. Each color is woven in individually, with the help of bobbins wound with threads of that particular colour. The designs are first drafted in the form of sketches, in a grid-like format called ‘naksh’, after which each step from the draft is dictated to the weaver. An elaborately woven Kani shawl can take anywhere from 9 months to a year to be made, with two artisans working on it. A relatively more elaborate shawl, on the other hand, can even take a few years to be crafted. .
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.