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Jamawar wool shawl, 'Glorious Blue' (India)

Swirling across an expanse of blue wool, paisley motifs cover a shawl from Sandeep Malhotra. It imitates the legendary jamawar work. These original textiles were embroidered by hand. So intricate was the work that a person could finish only one shawl in his lifetime. Such shawls were not sold, but were given to kings and queens who, in turn, gave the artisan properties according to the worth of the shawl. Authentic jamawar is virtually unavailable; only replicas suc properties according to the worth of the shawl. Authentic jamawar is virtually unavailable; only replicas such as this are available. read more