Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The task of creating a jamawar shawl is complicated as the designs on these shawl are realized not by embroidery but by the simultaneous weaving with wool shuttles of different colors. These shuttles known as kaani in the local language gives Jamawar another name kaani shawl. The wool being delicate, it is essential to use hands instead of machine and that requires enormous patience of the weavers among all the other qualities. Due to the enormous effort put in weaving and the amount of time it requires to be completed, the prices of the real Jamawar shawls are very high in the market since the old times. These shawls were so special that they often made the exclusive royal gifts to the foreign guests. They were also in vogue in many parts of Europe mainly as they held close resemblance to the Paisley shawl.