Cream Authentic Kani Pure Pashmina Shawl with Kadha Handloom Weave
Pashmina is a wonder of the east. Having dressed royalty and the select since time immemorial, it is more than merely a fabric. Pashmina is a statement in itself. It exudes a beauty that takes an eye-watering amount of time and rare skill to put together. In the superbly arid, high-altitude plateaux of Tibet and Ladakh, roam the endemic changra goats. The fine downy hair from the underbellies of these goats are gathered by combing by hand, and spun into yarn in Kashmir. This is followed by dyeing, weaving, and extensive embroidering, each of which is done in Kashmir by local artisans. No other part of the world has the requisite skills to work with this one-of-a-kind yarn. The dyes used are exquisite, the weaving techniques complex, and the embroideries as time-consuming as the results are breathtakingly beautiful. Which effectively means that each work of pashmina, such as this soft luscious number, is a unique work of art and has taken months to be finished.
It is the finish that makes the pashmina shawl worth it. Handpicked from the looms of Kashmir, this is a particularly youthful number. The singular kani weave is the weave of choice employed by artisans to work with pashmina. Each colour that you see on this shawl - from the foundation cream to the ultra-feminine pastels it is superimposed with - has been woven in separately with bobbins ('kani' is the Kashmiri word for 'tiny sticks'), leading to the meticulous designs on the foreground. Numerous tendrils in shades and tints of green fill up the spaces amidst the riot of coloured petals, making this an ideal accompaniment to brightly coloured bridal sarees and suits. A row of short, dense tassels graces each of the edges of this shawl, which would lend to your ensemble a hint of the fun and the flirtatious.
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100% Pure Hand-woven Pashmina Wool6.5 ft x 3.6 ft