Paisley Shawl Autumn/Winter Warmth Weave - Kashmir Court - Paisley Swirl in Autumn Hues **SOLD No Longer Available
Paisley Shawl designed for elegance in the mode of the grand shawls worn at the most influential courts of Kashmir, India, and France during the 17th century. This graceful shawl, or “shal,” exquisitely reflects an eclectic artistry drawn from the variety of cultures which harmoniously thrived in ancient Kashmir for many decades, a society of tolerance which included Hindu, Buddhist, Mughal, Persian, and a multitude of indigenous tribal traditions. It has been inspired by a flowing legacy of inner and outer beauty, created with the gloriously abundant display of flowers and refinement of craftsmanship which are hallmarks of highly prized Kashmiri Shawls.
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Woven in rich Autumn shades of Forest Green, Olive Green, Antique Gold, Spice Brown, Terracotta, Gray, Black, and Beige, the field of this lovely full size shawl is creatively detailed with Kashmiri Blossoms and stately, swirling Paisley motfs. The end borders are embellished with palace windows, petite paisleys, and floral bouquets. Inspired by the treasured antique handwoven Kani weave Jamawar Shawls from Kashmir that required many years to complete, this graceful wrap iss fashioned with softly twisted fine yarns and an insulating weave particularly suitable for wear in cool temperatures, yet floats with a gentle weight across the shoulders.
Produced with soft Lambswool Pashm from England, spun and loomed in northern India, this delightful warmer mid-weight wool shawl is both beautiful and practical. As a versatile accessory for any wardrobe, with a change of jewelry and understated attire, this shawl easily moves from casual to dress occasions and is ideal for travel anywhere in the world.
Fabric: Soft Lambswool Pashm from England, spun, designed, and woven in Northern India. Warm mid-weight.
Full Shawl Dimensions: 41" wide x 82" long plus 1" self-fringe at each end border
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