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A Kashmiri Kani Shawl

Unknown Maker

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography

A kashida, popularly known as Kashmiri shawl,woven in silk. The centre of the shawl is flower shaped and blank, whereas the rest of it is filled with closely-packed mango shaped ornamentation. The Kani Shawl refers to a particular type of shawl that is woven using numerous eyeless wooden spokes in the place of a shuttle. Kani shawls have been historically produced using fine hand spun pashmina and shahtoosh fibres which have further added to its richness.

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  • Title: A Kashmiri Kani Shawl
  • Creator: Unknown Maker
  • Date Created: Circa 1880
  • Physical Dimensions: L. 338 cm, W. 136 cm
  • Type: Textiles
  • Medium: Embroidered silk
  • Region: Kashmir, India
  • Department: Textiles, Craft & Design

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