The Kashmir shawl has been an item of luxury consumption since the sixteenth century. Of these the Kani weave cashmere shawls hold a special value, as this craft is specific to the Kashmir valley, and there are few master craftsmen today capable of this delicate work. Like an impressionist painting, Kani weave shawls are beautiful recreations of nature inspired designs using a very fine twill tapestry technique, and it can take several years to produce just one piece.
Our collection of Kani weave shawl designs are careful re-creations of some of the glorious designs of the past, that you would perhaps see in museums collections only, and in fact have been included in iconic exhibitions in recent times. Such as the 'Fabric of India' exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2015, also the recently concluded landmark exhibit 'Is Fashion Modern?' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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Bargi Badaam Alver
Kani Gulbahar Buta
Kani Doli Posh
Kani Buti Allover
Flax Flower Buti