The classic Kashmir shawl is among the most exquisite textiles ever woven, the product of consummate skill and artistry applied to one of the world’s most delicate fibres. This authoritative study introduces the Kashmir shawl as a cultural artefact with a known history spanning four centuries. Lavishly illustrated and accessibly written, this book has much to offer textile scholars, and those interested in the history of Kashmir.
This updated edition documents a decade’s developments in the pashmina and cashmere industries. An important new feature is a chart tabulating the evolution of shawl design according to period.