Lot 21
 
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Circa 1930s
Approx. 10ft 8in x 4ft 1in (330.2 x 127 cms)
Pashmina wool


A full length shawl with excellent craftsmanship, the motifs or the 'badam' are well designed and executed, the importance of this piece is not on the quantity of 'kanni' but the quality and the main central field is the original one.
Kanni shawls are woven in a fine twill tapestry. One or two weavers sit on a horizontal loom with 10 cm wooden needles like pieces without eyes, charred and blunted called "Kanni" or (Tojis)
The Pashmina that is used in both the warp as well as weft is from the Changra goat locally known as "lena"that dwells in the high altitudes of Ladakh and Tibet.Yarns of all the colors required are wrapped tightly around the fine long wooden needles or Kannis and then placed in the appropriate position on the warp.The weaver picks up the warp in one hand and then with the other hand brings the kannis backwards and forwards as the pattern requires following his design according to the description on the paper in front of him in traditional writing ( talim).




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  Lot 21 of 70  

CARPETS, RUGS AND TEXTILES AUCTION
27-28 NOVEMBER 2012

Estimate
$8,965 - 10,380
Rs 4,75,000 - 5,50,000

RESERVE NOT MET













 



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