Pashmina is the symbolic luxurious art of Kashmir. The wool used in its making comes from a special breed of Kashmiri goat called Changthangi, found in high altitude regions of Himalayas and worn by the royalties and elites. A Pashmina ranges from white to brown and grey, with white being the most premium one. Pashmina Kani is made from a Pashmina yarn using cane or wood needles.
The patterns of flowers and leaves with paisleys, as shown on this page are woven into the fabric thread by thread based on coded patterns called Talim. This shawl is decorated with a unique thick border and specialized motifs of paisleys all over in an amalgamation of various colors.
The handwork of Kalamkari dates back to ages and is done using natural vegetable dyes for textiles and depicts historical patterns, like her, it is shown with distinguishable mughal prints having perfect hand embroidery in accurate forms and styles. The intricacy of the workmanship and the amount of labor it takes to create a single Kani Pashmina shawl is more than any other product; it may take upto 6-18 months to complete a single piece of this astonished art.
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