Shawls by their own incarnation are grand things—items worthy of both wearing and collecting. But few shawls evoke the grandeur and splendour of shawl-making like the Jamawar. The Kashmir Valley is the birthplace of these highly sought after treasures where highly skilled artisans have been making them for hundreds of years.
Shawls by their own incarnation are grand things—items worthy of both wearing and collecting
Today the tradition continues and the so-called ‘magic weave’ of fine Jamawar shawl making is helping to keep the tradition alive in Kashmir. To some people who are not experts on the fine art of shawl-making, Jamawar shawls struggle to capture their imagination. It is only after they discover that pure Jamawar shawls take sometimes years to make. When things are done right and every ounce of effort and detail is put into a Jamawar shawl, the front and back of such a shawl is virtually indistinguishable. As a consequence these types of Jamawar shawls are highly collectible and have become symbols of timeless fashion.
Skilled embroidery still alive in Kashmir
One of the difficulties people seeking authentic antique Jamawar shawls have is that in recent years the industry and the fine art of shawl making has been compromised by cheap materials and machine-driven manufacturing. There are few companies proving their commitment to keeping the art form pure and true and the Kashmir Company is proud to be one of them. Through our deep commitment we’ve been able to help bring authentic Jamawar shawl designs to collectors and shawl wearers all over the world.
Our finest pieces, such as the Guinevere’s Jade Jamawar Shawl are one of a kind and once sold are never replicated again. Whether you are collector or someone conscious of high fashion looking to drape a Jamawar shawl over your shoulder you can’t go wrong by looking at our selection. Click here to see our exquisite Jamawar shawl collection.
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