Lot 66
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Early 20th century
Approx. 10ft 6in x 4ft 4in (325.1 x 134.6 cms)
Pashmina wool

Jamewar literally means a fabric worn over the robe or 'jama', which was purchased by the yard or 'war'.Jamewar shawls were popular among royalty and nobility. Kani shawls are woven in a fine twill tapestry. One or two weavers sit on a horizontal loom with 10 cmwooden 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 kanis 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).
This is piece is executed predominantly in reds with the central medallion in black and it has an unusual contrasting border in black and white.

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  Lot 66 of 70  

27-28 NOVEMBER 2012

Rs 4,25,000 - 5,25,000
$8,020 - 9,910



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