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Title: Pashmina shawl - A traditional way of making in Kashmir
Authors: Yaqoob, Ishrat
Sofi, Asif H
Wani, Sarfaraz A
Sheikh, FD
Bumla, Nazir A
Keywords: Handicrafts;Kashmir;Pashmina;Shawls;Traditional
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: BO5D 1/00, DO4H, DO6L 3/00, DO6L 1/06, DO6L 1/14, DO6L 1/00, DO6P, B65H, F26B 13/00, DO1B 3/00, DO1B 5/00
Abstract: Since centuries, the handicraft industry is running successfully in beautiful valley of Kashmir. Among handicrafts, shawl industry has gained popularity all over the world for the way these shawls are being prepared. Shawl making in Kashmir is an age old practice over which the artisans have expertise themselves over generations. The shawls prepared from Pashmina fibre are liked by all irrespective of their age, sex and nation. From ages, Pashmina shawls are being prepared in the valley by traditional methods. The objective of the study was to ascertain the processing methodology adapted by local artisans in Kashmir Valley for shawl preparation. In this paper, the processing of Pashmina from fibre to the final product (shawl) right from harvesting up to finishing is presented in detail.
Page(s): 329-333
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(2) [April 2012]

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