Pashmina Saree

Pashmina Saree

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    Pashmina:
    Pashmina is another intricate woven shawl of Kashmir, called the "Jamawar." The Kings and noblemen used to wear this garment like a shawl and gown. The Pashmina's superfine texture baffled the most talented connoisseurs. The skill is indigenous to Kashmir and can be dated back around 3000 B.C, also known as Neolithic Age. The Pashmina shawl was considered a royal garment by Caesar, the great Roman emperor.

    Origin:
    As per the historical evidence, Pashmina art flourished during the Mughal period. History states that Empress loved Pashmina shawls to the extent that she took it in her marriage trousseau. The capes were in high demand in Europe due to their capability to be folded into a triangular body, thus taking up less area. Also, they could be draped over a bustle, which was remarkable in those days. The inspiration for Pashmina's art was derived from nature. The paisley or 'Ambi' design is, by far, the most popular layout in Pashmina shawls.

    Making and process:
    The weaving of the Pashmina shawl needs highly skilled artisans with extreme patience with ample attention for even delivering one inch of woven Pashmina shawl. Due to the high skills, artisans can weave not more than one inch of Pashmina shawl at the loom daily. It generally takes anywhere between one-two year to weave. The village of Kanihama in West Kashmir is possibly the only village that weaves Pashmina shawls and trades them.

    Present-day scenario:
    The Pashmina weave had almost died. However, the Government and designers made significant measures to restore this art form in Kanihama to keep our prosperous heritage alive. Pashmina sarees are in much demand and considered trendy to reinvent and restyle the Pashmina shawls.