As late as the 19. Century, jamavar shawls from India were hand woven using a twill tapestry weave with interlocking weft threads. The bobbins holding these threads were called kanis, and the shawls themselves were sometimes known as kani shawls. The hand weaving of that type of intricately designed, jamavar shawl is no longer commercially viable, since one shawl would take a craftsman months, or even years, to complete.Jamavar shawls today are made on automated, jacquard looms. Nevertheless, todays shawl makers are developing techniques to more closely replicate the intricate, crisply defined motifs of the original kani jamavar shawls.
One of the newest of these techniques has produced what have, somewhat confusingly, come to be knownand marketedas kani shawls. These modern kani jamavar shawls are woven on automated jacquard looms but are significantly different from the better known jacquard jamavar shawls.In general, the kani shawls motifs are more crisply defined, and a kani shawl will usually incorporate a larger number of colors than a jacquard jamavar. In order to do this, the weft threads on a kani shawl are carried along as floats on the back side of the shawl and are only woven in when their colors are required.
When the weaving is finished, the float threads are cut away by hand. This hand cutting is a time consuming process and accounts for a substantial portion of a shawls cost.
Shawl Makers Cutting the Floats from Kani Shawls. Because of the way they are woven, kani shawls are not reversible. Kani shawls vary in price, depending on the number of colors used and the detailing of their motifs.
Shawls with the most dense, intricate, and crisply defined motifs are more costly. The shawls we sell are described as Kani Diamond (the most expensive), Kani Gold, and Kani Silver (the least costly). All of our kani shawls are made of 100% new, Merino wool. For more information about India shawls, please see the Definitions and Comments at the end of our listing. A large, kani jamawar shawl from India.
The intricate, woven, pattern is inspired by designs that date back to the Mughal Empire. Green, Cream, Blue, Orange, Teal Blue, Light Green.81 Inches Long By 42 Inches Wide. 205 Centimeters Long By 108 Centimeters Wide. This shawl is brand new , not vintage. In other words, it's not used, damaged, or dirty. Visit Our Store To See More Beautiful Shawls.
Please see our feedback for comments like these on our jamavar shawls. Everyone should own one of these magnificent shawls! This is truly the most gorgeous shawl I've ever laid eyes on! BEST PASHMINA JAMAVAR ON NET!!!I LOVE THIS COMPANY, CUSTOMER FOR LIFE!!!!!! Looks beautiful as a throw on my bed.
Exceptional quality, soft versatile colors, great price! Excellent quality at a very, very reasonable price! Une véritable uvre d'art! I love your shawls - this one was a great gift!Incredibly beautiful and detailed item. Will be back for more! Shawl even better than I'd hoped.
Exceptional piece at a fair price. Gorgeous shawl, very high quality. International Buyers - Please Note.In our experience, this is infrequent, but it does sometimes happen. POUR NOS AMIS QUI PARLENT FRANÇAIS (For our French-speaking friends). It's easy, beautiful, and reusable. 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 "Emerald Green Paisely Shawl Kani Diamond Wool Wrap with Floral Pattern 80x40" is in sale since Friday, February 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women's Accessories\Scarves & Wraps".
The seller is "heritagetrading" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.