WHAT IS A KANI SHAWL?
The remarkable kani Kashmir shawl is the best of pashmina that you can ever buy. Made from wooden needles on a traditional handloom, it has a very distinguishable, Mughal pattern that is woven into the fabric.
Every shawl has knots & are made as per a set design and only the trained craftsmen are knowledgeable enough to do it the right way.
Kani weaving is a centuries old craft practiced by skilled craftsmen who have learnt it from their forefathers.
These families have been working patiently with such talent and devotion that their work has captivated admirers all around the globe. Working between 5 to 7 hours a day, in between tending to their small holdings, they lovingly create these masterpieces.
Since Kani shawls are associated with the best of handmade pashmina wool weaving, they have a high value in the market.
The intricacy of the workmanship and the amount of labor that it takes to create a single Kani jamawar pashmina shawl is more than any other handloom product.
Sometimes, a family of artisans takes almost 1-2 years, working consistently 5 to 7 hours a day, to produce this delicate piece of art and therefore it becomes substantially costlier than ordinary wraps.
With their efforts, these one of a kind pieces adorn the homes and palaces of royals, who still take pride in owning a true work of art.