Shawls & Scarves
Shawls have been worn and used as a warm protective garment by kings and queens since ancient times. However, the Mughal emperor Akbar experimented with various styles and encouraged weavers to try new motifs, which helped establish a successful shawl industry. The shawls, scarves or shoulder mantles have been in existence in India in a variety of forms since ancient times, serving the rich and poor as a protective garment against the biting cold.
The traditional 'pashmina' which originally is available in Kashmir (India) was so fine that it could pass through a ring hence it was so popularly called 'Ring Pashmina', the making of which is still a guarded secret. Now, available in 2 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply in 400 colors to guard the extreme cold and new fashion wear. Pashmina Shawls are available in varieties like: 100% Pashmina Shawl, Silk Pashmina Shawl, Pashmina Jamawar Shawl, Pashmina Jama Shawl & Scarves.
Kashmiri shawls are world famous. Kashmiri jamavar shawls with intricate thread work are in demand all over the world. The special feature of this type of thread work is that these shawls can be worn on both sides, that is, the patterns stitched on one side cone out with the same finish on the other side, with no threads sticking out.
The sozoni style of embroidery stitching is also very popular. Gold thread is also is used for zardozi work on shawls. The sozoni thread work is usually done on the borders of the shawls. Brocade patterns are woven on some of the pashmina shawls.
The warmest and most luxurious of all the mammalian fibers, finer even than the best merino wool, comes mainly from a Central Asian Species of the mountain goat, the cashmere or shawl goat, Capra hircus. The name is misleading for although the cashmere shawls, which made the name famous, were woven in Kashmir the fiber was sourced from goats in Tibet and Central Asia. In Kashmir the shawls woven from cashmere hair are referred to as Pashmina shawls, "Pashm" being the Persian word for 'wool'.
We offer you a glimpse into the culture and traditions of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The state has a rich heritage with respect to arts and crafts. Kashmiri shawls are world famous and showcase an exclusive collection of shawls from Kashmir.
Discover the unique appeal of our exclusive range of scarves. The consummate thread work, sequin work, bead work etc embellished on the finest quality fabrics reflect legacy of craftsmanship and exuberance of Indian culture. Fabrics for scarves are unlimited. They include woven, knits, crochets, sheers, opaques, solids, prints, embroideries and laces. Silk, cotton, polyester, rayon, acrylic, nylon, wool, cashmere and metallics are used. All of our scarves reflect individualistic style, uncompromising quality and creative designs that are eye catching.
Scarves are either square, oblong or triangular and of various sizes. The edges may be rolled, flat hemmed or fringed. They are designed from the best quality fabrics that command true appreciation and evoke a unique appeal worldwide.