Our Ariya pashmina shawl is a so-called “Kaani shawl”. Kaani is a traditional weaving technique from the area of Kanihama in Kashmir. It uses small wooden sticks or bobbins which are called “kaani” in the Kashmiri language. Each “kaani” stands for a colour in the colour-coded weaving pattern. These “kaani”-sticks are then interwoven.
The Ariya shawl is a more modern take on the Kaani weave and the pattern in different red and blue shades on beige make it a classic and elegant staple. It is a variation of the so-called “Paladar Kani shawl” which means that the pattern is only on the borders. This extra-large shawl is lightweight and fits into any bag, yet, at the same time, it will keep you warm.
The Ariya shawl is made of 100% pashmina and was designed with local artisans in Kashmir. Each shawl is handwoven with techniques and patterns which have been passed down for generations. A gem in its own right, it takes a few months to make one Ariya shawl. Every item is unique.
Our shawls are available all year.
The Ariya shawl is about 200 cm x 110 cm.
We aim at promoting and protecting cultural identity and the impeccable traditional skills of our partners who are family businesses and small producers and highly appreciate traditional patterns and techniques. Our design development takes into account the geographic specificity and meaning of artisanal works, techniques and motifs.
We guarantee the quality and individuality of all of our handmade products and conduct thorough quality checks. The Ariya shawl is one-of-a-kind. Hence, there may be slight deviations in the patterns and colours. This product is exclusively handcrafted using multiple techniques and individually handled at different stages. Any irregularities must be taken as an intrinsic part of its natural process.
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