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Trace the History of Jamawar shawls

Jamawar shawls

The exquisite Jamawar fabric was first introduced in India to Kashmir. It has been known as the symbol of elegance and sophistication since centuries. The name can be split into two parts, ‘Jama’ and ‘war’. ‘Jama’ means a robe or a shawl and ‘war’ means yard (a measuring unit).

The handwoven Jamawar shawls are considered to be “rare pieces of art”. It is a classic piece of attire that oozes elegance and exquisite taste of the wearer. Pure Jamawar Shawls can sometimes take years to make. Every patch of embroidery is meticulously done by hand. There are families of skilled craftsmen and artisans who have been associated with this art for generations.

The history of Jamawar fabric is very intriguing. Did you know that this fabric was widely produced under the Mughal emperorship? They were the ones who laid the foundation of the Kashmir Shawl industry. Jamawar consists of a special weaving technique that traveled from Persia to Kashmir five hundred years ago. It was introduced under the reign of Zain-Ul-Abdin in the 15th century. He was the ruler of Kashmir at that time and brought weavers from Turkestan to the valley. Jamawar was especially popularized by the great King Akbar which helped in flourishing this industry further and the economy as a whole. He was an admirer of the art of weaving and brought several artisans together from different parts of the country to expand its production. In that period, a single Jamawar shawl used to take years or even a whole decade to be completed.

The history of Jamawar fabric is very intriguing. Did you know that this fabric was widely produced under the Mughal emperorship? They were the ones who laid the foundation of the Kashmir Shawl industry. Jamawar consists of a special weaving technique that traveled from Persia to Kashmir five hundred years ago. It was introduced under the reign of Zain-Ul-Abdin in the 15th century. He was the ruler of Kashmir at that time and brought weavers from Turkestan to the valley. Jamawar was especially popularized by the great King Akbar which helped in flourishing this industry further and the economy as a whole. He was an admirer of the art of weaving and brought several artisans together from different parts of the country to expand its production. In that period, a single Jamawar shawl used to take years or even a whole decade to be completed.

Years ago times, Jamawar shawls were crafted from pure silk threads and were worn by the rich families and royalties. These shawls are characterized by the colors of flora and fauna that are expressed skillfully on the piece of the rich fabric. The main focus is the exceptional embroidery and weaving done on the cloth.

Jamawar is a subcategory of the magnificent Banarasi brocade. Banaras was the hub of brocade fabric in historic times. The development of the craft of Jamawar weaving was further developed in Banaras when it came to India. Gorgeous and intricate Indian designs were added to this art which made it more wonderful. It took years to create one Jamawar Shawl as each weave of pure silk threads was done by hands. There can be many variations in the base material with the fabric of Jamawar weaving, according to the weaver’s discretion. The splendid and vibrant designs and the rich look of the fabric are a symbol of iconic fashion. This is a piece that can never go out of style. Men and women of all age groups can adorn themselves with these elegant Jamawar shawls.

Ahujasons brings to you the authentic pieces of the Jamawar Shawls which have been created with the hard work and passion of the various skilled craftsmen. They have been associated with this art for generations. These will surely keep the wearer warm while being a symbol of class and elegance. You will feel the richness of the fabric from the second you drape it on yourself. Choose from the exclusive range of luxury shawls at Ahujasons.

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