Pshmina is synonymous with the famous Kashmir shawls. This book takes a look at its history, evolution, weaving techniques and intricate designs through the ages. Today, rare pashminas form important collections in museums throughout the world.
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19th century achkan Ain-i-Akbari Akbar amlikar Amritsar arranged beautiful blue border buties centre chain stitch choga cloth cm f cm h cm h.e.p coif boteh cone botehs costumes decorated do-rukha do-shalla Dogra DOGRA PERIOD dyeing embroidered shawls embroidery end panel end panel depicts entire field fleece floral boteh floral buties floral creeper floral patterns flower motif fringe gate goat green hooked vine India jamawar kalka botehs kalka buties kambal kani shawls karkhanas Kashmir Kashmiri embroidery Kashmiri shawls khatraaz loom woven Colour Maharaja Ranjeet Singh maroon matan moon shawl Moorcroft Mughal National Museum nineteenth century OFF-WHITE B.G. ogee arch ornamented pashm pashmina patka pink Punjab rectangular red b.g. rumal shawl illustrates shawl industry Sikh period silk small flower spread stripes style stylised Suzani textiles twill tapestry technique vase vertical hashia warp weavers weft wool woollen fabrics woven and embroidered yarn yellow Zardozi zari zari thread zigzag pattern