Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
For most people, the word Kashmir is synonymous with the woven and embroidered shawls that have,through the centuries,become a byword for elegance and luxury all over the world.but every craft,even one as sophisticated as the Kashmir shawl, has its roots in day-to-day life;and though the evolution of design in shawls has been studied exhaustively, scholars have devoted little attention to the local village traditions of textile manufacture which provided the basic reservoir of skills to enable the shawl industry to develop as it did.
The famous pashmina shawl is an integral part of the Kashmir.these shawls are woven by Kashmiri weavers. A heavy embroidered work, raffal a fine worsted mainly used for shawls.