Kashmiri artisan weaves Kani Shawl, woven from Pashmina yarn, at a village in Budgam district in West Srinagar city.
Kashmiri artisan weaves Kani Shawl, woven from Pashmina yarn, at a village in Budgam district in West Srinagar city.
Photo by Sajad Hameed

Kashmir's elegant history involves the beautiful handicraft- Kani Shawl. Woven from Pashmina yarn, it is one of the oldest handicrafts of Kashmir. This craft has been a part of the valley since the time of the Mughals and continues to be popular in the valley.

Kashmiri artisan weaves Kani Shawl, woven from Pashmina yarn, at a village in Budgam district in West Srinagar city.
Kashmiri artisan weaves Kani Shawl, woven from Pashmina yarn, at a village in Budgam district in West Srinagar city.
Photo by Sajad Hameed
Kashmiri artisan works at the loom to make a Kani Shawl at a village in Budgam district, in the west of Srinagar city.
Kashmiri artisan works at the loom to make a Kani Shawl at a village in Budgam district, in the west of Srinagar city.
Photo by Sajad Hameed
Kashmiri artisan works at the loom to make a Kani Shawl at a village in Budgam district, in the west of Srinagar city.
Kashmiri artisan works at the loom to make a Kani Shawl at a village in Budgam district, in the west of Srinagar city.
Photo by Sajad Hameed
Artisans weave Kani Shawl from Pashmina yarn, at Kanihama Village of Budgam district, in the west of Srinagar city.
Artisans weave Kani Shawl from Pashmina yarn, at Kanihama Village of Budgam district, in the west of Srinagar city.
Photo by Sajad Hameed
Kashmiri artisan works at the loom to make a Kani Shawl at a village in Budgam district, in the west of Srinagar city.
Kashmiri artisan works at the loom to make a Kani Shawl at a village in Budgam district, in the west of Srinagar city.
Photo by Sajad Hameed
Kashmiri artisan works at the loom to make a Kani Shawl at a village in Budgam district, in the west of Srinagar city.
Kashmiri artisan works at the loom to make a Kani Shawl at a village in Budgam district, in the west of Srinagar city.
Photo by Sajad Hameed
Artisans line up Tuji, the needle-like sticks used in the weaving process, to prepare for use at a loom. Often, more than a hundred tuji-each with different colors of yarn-are used to weave Kani Shawl.
Artisans line up Tuji, the needle-like sticks used in the weaving process, to prepare for use at a loom. Often, more than a hundred tuji-each with different colors of yarn-are used to weave Kani Shawl.
Photo by Sajad Hameed

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