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MOHANI - Kani Shawl for Women

Sale price$183.00 CAD

COMPOSITION: 100% FINE merino wool
SIZE: 100 x 200 cm / 40 x 80 in approx.
THICKNESS: Very fine 
DETAILS: Without franges
WEIGHT:  266 g / 0.56 lb approx.

This Kani shawl is undoubtedly one of the closest versions to the famous hand-woven Kani shawls, although it is machine-woven. It is crafted from exceptionally fine merino wool, imparting unparalleled softness. Its traditional pattern stands out among many new creations on the market that do not do justice to the ancestral beauty of these magnificent shawls.

A shawl of this quality, if hand-woven, would require at least a year of work and could cost between $2,000 and $8,000 USD.

While these shawls represent a variation of the original and incomparable artworks, it is a precious opportunity to appreciate through these contemporary creations the remnants of this ancestral tradition.

Discover below the fascinating history of this shawl:

The origins of Kani shawls date back to Emperor Moghul Akbar, who adored and popularised them among royalty. After the decline of the Empire, their popularity was revived in France when Empress Josephine received one from Napoleon, inspiring complex designs in pure pashmina. For nearly a century, these shawls, adorned with natural motifs such as flowers and leaves, were highly prized by European elites.

Today, Kani shawls are still hand-woven in Kashmir by expert artisans. Each inch requires a day's work on the loom, and creating a shawl can take anywhere from one to five years, depending on its complexity. These unique pieces sell for between $2,000 and $8,000 USD on the international market, reflecting the skill and dedication required for their craftsmanship.

Thanks to modern technology, Jacquard looms can now replicate simplified versions of these shawls, making them more accessible while preserving the spirit of this centuries-old tradition.


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MOHANI - Kani Shawl for Women Sale price$183.00 CAD

crafted in the indian himalayas

Our shawls are woven right here in the Himalayas with unwavering dedication, from start to finish, and ethically produced by all parties involved.

Wonderful shawl, exactly as pictured and every detail cited in the confirmation was true. It was shipped with a few days of indicated time and delivered exactly as the confirmation said it would be. Highly recommended without hesitation.

Gene - United States

This meditation shawl is absolutely beautiful i love it. Soft, light and very warm without being stifling. Plenty of material to wrap up in. Very impressed with the quality and service i would highly recommend. Came exactly as advertised and quickly considering how far it came to get to the uk.

Michael - United Kingdom

This item (LAKSHMI LIGHT) exceeded my expectations. I have been searching for a replacement for a much loved cashmere shawl I got in India years ago that was lost. I finally found this shawl and anxiously waited for it to arrive. It is perfect...soft, warm and light. Just absolutely beautiful.

Zach - United States

Embrace the silence in the sanctuary of your Being.

we offer you 3 sizes

LARGE SHAWLS

SHAWLS

STOLES

HANDWOVEN WITH CARE IN THE HIMALAYAS

WE SELL ALL AROUND THE WORLD

DESIGNED BY THE MOST TALENTED ARTISANS OF THE HIMALAYAS

WE PRESENT YOU AUTHENTIC PURE NATURAL FIBERS