Exaggerated marketing claims to the contrary, there are very few hand woven, India shawls available today. The popular jamavar shawls have been woven on automated, jacquard looms since the 19. The intricate patterns of jamavars (and virtually all so-called pashmina shawls) are far too complex to make hand weaving practical or even remotely affordable. However, there are a few places in India, such as the region of Kutch in Western Gujarat, where folk artisans produce genuine hand-woven products.Their work is typically characterized by design simplicity and geometrical motifs. The weaver of this shawl has displayed his skills by including elegant examples of supplemental weft weaving and the finger weaving technique known as twining.
Showing Front & Reverse Sides Of Shawl. The above photo also shows details of the supplemental weft weaving (the triangular shapes) and of twining (the black and white weft row near the bottom that end in a little tassel). A large, hand woven shawl from Kutch in India. 86 Inches Long By 36 Inches Wide. 220 Centimeters Long By 91 Centimeters Wide.
This shawl is brand new , not vintage. In other words, it's not used, damaged, or dirty. For information about India shawls, see the Definitions and Comments at the end of our listing.
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For any Heritage Trading shawl. Truth In Advertising: Some Definitions & Some Comments About India Shawls. (Also spelled jamawar, jamavaar, jhamevar). The jamavar technique of weaving intricate, Persian-inspired motifs was brought to the Kashmir region of India in the 15.
Century under the patronage of one of the kingdom's most admired rulers, Zain-ul-Abdin. Patterns in these early jamavars were created by using weft threads of various colors that did not run the full width of the fabric.
Rather, they were woven back and forth in small areas to create the desired, tiny color blocks. These jamavars became fashionable with European aristocracy in the 18. Because of the costly weaving technique, the patterns often covered just the edges and ends of the shawls. Even so, only the wealthiest people could afford them. The invention of the jacquard loom in the 19.
Century meant that shawls with the traditional jamavar designs could be produced cost-effectively for a much larger market. And the motifs began to cover larger portions of the shawls. Madame Riviere, 1805, By Ingre.
Countess Daru, 1810, By David. Early 19th Century Portraits Of European Ladies Wearing Jamavar Shawls. Today the term jamavar usually refers to shawls with intricately woven, Persian/Mughal-inspired patterns. It rarely refers to the original weaving technique. Some modern jamavars simulate earlier weaving traditions by using supplemental warp and/or weft threads, which extend across only a portion of the fabric, to create complex, multicolored designs on some areas of the shawl, while leaving large, solid color blocks in other areas.
But we think you'll figure out our message anyway. NOT a generic term for any shawl from India, pshmina refers to a very specific and very costly material. "Pashmna" is the inner coat wool of a particular Himalayan goat (Capra hircus).
Less expensive are blends of "pshmina" with other materials such as wool or rayon. Also NOT a generic name for shawls from India, cshmere is another name for "pshmina". Some people prefer to use the term cashmre to refer to the larger diameter fibers (15-19 microns) and reserve the term pashmna for the finer grade (11-14 microns). A region of Northwest India.
The adjective meaning that something is of Kashmir. It can mean any shawl from Kashmir or designed in the tradition of Kashmir. It does not mean "cshmere" material. The term is often used to refer to certain types of embroidery. In one popular type of Kashmiri hand-embroidery, the pattern is made from many tiny, straight stitches.
Chain stitch is another traditional style. Heritage Trading sells some shawls with Kashmiri embroidery. Because of Kashmirs current political instability, much Kashmiri embroidery is now done outside that state. Viscose is the word much of the world uses to refer to what Americans call rayon.Read the fine print on shawl auctions. Some shawls described as "pashmna" in the title are revealed to be 100% viscose in the small-font part of the description. THE COMMENTS: TRUTH IN ADVERTISING. India does not have the strict truth-in-advertising laws that are found in the United States and elsewhere. Consequently, some Indian manufacturers will label their shawls as "pshmina" or "cshmere, " even though they are, in reality, sheeps wool or even synthetic. We do not, at present, sell "pshmina" or "cashmre" shawls. We DO sell beautiful shawls with jamavar i. Intricately woven patterns made of sheeps wool. We also sell some wool-like, synthetic shawls, which are clearly described as synthetic in our listings.
And we sell some blended fabrics, which are also fully described. We encourage similar clarity and accuracy from all sellers. We wanted you to know.
The item "Handcrafted, Large Shawl. Hand Loomed in Kutch" is in sale since Sunday, February 25, 2018.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Accessories\Scarves & Wraps". The seller is "heritagetrading" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.