Lot 46
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Early 20th century
Approx. 5ft 9in x 5ft 7in (180.3 x 175.2 cms)
Pashmina wool

This square wool shawl was hand woven using the special 'kanni' technique, where toothpick like sticks with thread wrapped around them were used to create the pattern.These minute sticks are passed through finely woven Pashmina wool shawls - a process that is painstakingly long.Sometimes, weavers are barely able to complete a square inch of a shawl in a day's work, which results in a very limited output, making these shawlsextremely precious. It is said that some of the 'kanni' shawls that were woven for the royal courts could even take a decade to be completed.

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  Lot 46 of 70  

27-28 NOVEMBER 2012

Rs 2,00,000 - 2,50,000
$3,775 - 4,720



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