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KANI SHAWL

By way of techniques, the Kashmir shawl can be categorized in two main types – the loom woven or kani shawl and the needle embroidered or sozni shawl.  Kani is the Kashmir name given to a wooden spool which works most while weaving a shawl on the loom. Weaving is meticulously regulated by a coded pattern, known as the Talim drawn by the naqash for guidance of the weaver.

Kani shawl is woven by using small wooden spokes in the place of a “shuttle” as in a traditional loom. These spokes are called “tujii” or “kani” locally. Kani shawl has been historically produced from fine hand spun Pashmina and . Though 80 per cent of the contemporary Kani shawl continues to be produced out of fine hand spun fibres of Pashmina

 

KANI SHAWL

By way of techniques, the Kashmir shawl can be categorized in two main types – the loom woven or kani shawl and the needle embroidered or sozni shawl.  Kani is the Kashmir name given to a wooden spool which works most while weaving a shawl on the loom. Weaving is meticulously regulated by a coded pattern, known as the Talim drawn by the naqash for guidance of the weaver.