Traditional yet contemporary, luxurious & elegant, the intricate kani cashmere shawls are hand woven on the historic wooden looms. The soft fleecy feel of the shawl, owing to the fineness of the cashmere fibre, keeps you warm throughout the day & gives you an edge of sophistication with its beautifully traditional motifs & patterns.- Composition : 100% Cashmere
The design is formed on the shawl by the manipulation of small wooden sticks called ‘kanis’ which interlock their respective colored threads as they complete each weft of the warp.
A single Kani can have around thirty colors. An artisan takes about 750 hours, working consistently 5-6 hours a day, to produce this delicate piece of art.
Our stringent quality-testing approach tests the textile, and protects the interest of customers. Testing is done by The Craft Development Institute (CDI) of Srinagar, the only fully-focused cashmere lab in India.
We send the original test reports for all our hand woven pieces. In case requested, we would also be happy to share the scanned copy prior to the purchase for your satisfaction.
5% of our profit proceeds are given back to the welfare and up-liftment of the women & children of the artisan families & communities.