Kani shawl is one of the oldest handicrafts of Kashmir, since the time of mughals. These shawls are woven in Pashmina yarn. It is one of the costliest weavings that can be traced back to 3000 B.C; the intricacy of workmanship and the amount of labour required to create a single masterpiece is worth spending on.
One visible on this page is woven in extreme sincerity with multicolor flowers and paisleys all over and a thick vertical line border surrounds it. Whether for men or women, this unique masterpiece from Amritsar is made on Cashmere wool, obtained from Cashmere goat or Pashmina goat and represents a symbol of luxury and royalty.
Its varied dark and light shades highlight the woven patterns in equal richness, uniqueness and luxury. Kani shawls are identified by their geographical indications woven on it, as shown here, weaving of flowers and paisleys is symbolic of Kashmir’s colorful valleys and gardens; these shawls can be readily available in their original form in Amritsar as well.
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