scarves and shawls make wonderful gifts. They’re beautiful and practical. And
you don’t have to worry about the size.
information about India shawls, please see the Definitions and Comments
at the end of our listing.
is a dramatic example of a jamavar weaving technique in which the complex design
is created using supplemental warp and weft threads. The large, solid
color blocks are rather loosely woven. Extra threads are woven into the
scarf at the patterned areas only. These supplemental
threads do not extend beyond the edges of the intricate motifs.
Jamawar wool scarf from India.
Jacquard-woven, Mughal pattern.
Use it as a winter scarf or a light
Black with Blue, Champagne
Inches Long, 20
Centimeters Long, 52 Centimeters Wide
This scarf is brand
new, not "vintage." In other words, it's not used,
damaged, or dirty.
Wear this dramatic stole with plain slacks and blouse or a
simply styled dress, and I guarantee, from experience, that even strangers will
offer admiring comments.
This item is shipped from India. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Please see our
feedback for comments like these on our jamavar shawls:
: MUSEUM QUALITY (AS IN EXHIBIT, NOT GIFT SHOP) - I'M A
: Every time I open your
packages, I exclaim, "Oh WOW!" Every item is stunning!
: BEST PASHMINA JAMAVAR ON NET!!!
I LOVE THIS COMPANY, CUSTOMER FOR LIFE!!!!!!!
: Tout est parfait avec envoi express
: Best eBay experience to date, great seller. Guaranteed repeat
: Wunderschöner Schal, spannendes Muster, tolle Qualität. Gerne
: Another treasure, just delighted,
perfect gift for the discerning! cheers
: Amazingly beautiful shawl very
reasonably priced. A+A+A+A+A+
: Incredibly detailed and beautiful, a
gorgeous piece of art. Amazing shawl!
: What a beautiful shawl! I gave it as
a gift and my friend loved it! Excellent!
: Perfect, Absolutely Gorgeous and
Divine! Will buy again, Thanks
: Like always - best seller ever!
: More than gorgeous - isn't possible.
Best jamawar seller on eaby & elsewhere!!!!
: Love these shawls! Fast shipping! And I can shop in New York!
: Perfect service, super fast international shipping, wonderful
shawl, thank you!
: Stunning shawl, great seller! Highly recommended, many thanks!
: Gorgeous, better than pictured! Excellent transaction. Thank
POUR NOS AMIS QUI PARLENT
FRANÇAIS (For our
Châle ou écharpe en laine. Nouveau. Fabriqué en Inde. (Méthodes de
paiement: Nous acceptons les cartes de crédit sur Paypal et les chèques
personnels en U.S. dollars.)
Made of sari
fabric. It's easy, beautiful, and reusable. For any Heritage
here for details.
Truth In Advertising: Some
Definitions & Some Comments About India Shawls
FIRST, THE DEFINITIONS
(Also spelled jamawar,
The jamavar technique of weaving
intricate, Persian-inspired motifs was brought to the Kashmir region of India in
the 15th Century under the patronage of one of the kingdom's most
admired rulers, Zain-ul-Abdin. Patterns in these early jamavars were created by
using weft threads of various colors that did not run the full width of the
fabric. Rather, they were woven back and forth in small areas to create the
desired, tiny color blocks. These jamavars became fashionable with European
aristocracy in the 18th Century. Because of the costly weaving
technique, the patterns often covered just the edges and ends of the shawls.
Even so, only the wealthiest people could afford them. The invention of
the jacquard loom in the 19th Century meant that shawls with the
traditional jamavar designs could be produced cost-effectively for a much larger
market. And the motifs began to cover larger portions of the shawls.
Madame Riviere, 1805, By Ingre
Countess Daru, 1810, By David
Early 19th Century
Portraits Of European
Ladies Wearing Jamavar Shawls
Today the term “jamavar” usually
refers to shawls with intricately woven, Persian/Mughal-inspired patterns. (It
rarely refers to the original weaving technique.) Some modern jamavars simulate
earlier weaving traditions by using supplemental warp and/or weft threads, which
extend across only a portion of the fabric, to create complex, multicolored
designs on some areas of the shawl, while leaving large, solid color blocks in
(In accordance with Ebay rules, we can't spell out this word,
lest our auction appear in a search for articles made of that material.
But we think you'll figure out our message anyway.)
NOT a generic term for any shawl
from India, “p*shmina” refers to a very specific and very costly
material. "Pashm*na" is the inner coat wool of a particular Himalayan
goat (Capra hircus). Articles made from "p*shmina" are very expensive,
even when purchased in India directly from a manufacturer’s agent. Less
expensive are blends of "p*shmina" with other materials such as wool or
In our experience, it is not
possible to make a wholesale purchase of 80 inch by 28 inch, jamavar, 70% "p*shmina"
blend shawls from a manufacturer’s agent in India for less than $50 (US
currency) apiece. It is also not possible to circumvent the agents and buy
directly from the manufacturers—we tried.
Also NOT a generic name for shawls
from India, “c*shmere” is another name for "p*shmina". Some
people prefer to use the term “cashm*re” to refer to the larger diameter
fibers (15-19 microns) and reserve the term “pashm*na” for the finer
grade (11-14 microns).
A region of Northwest India.
Not "c*shmere" fabric.
The adjective meaning that
something is “of Kashmir.” It can mean any shawl from Kashmir or designed in
the tradition of Kashmir. It does not mean "c*shmere" material. The
term is often used to refer to certain types of embroidery. In one popular type
of Kashmiri hand-embroidery, the pattern is made from many tiny, straight
stitches. Chain stitch is another traditional style. (Heritage
Trading sells some shawls with Kashmiri embroidery.)
Because of Kashmir’s current political instability, much Kashmiri embroidery is
now done outside that state.
Viscose is the word much of the world uses to refer to what Americans call
rayon. Read the fine print on shawl auctions. Some shawls described
as "pashm*na" in the title are revealed to be 100% viscose in the
small-font part of the description.
COMMENTS: TRUTH IN ADVERTISING
India does not have the strict
truth-in-advertising laws that are found in the United States and elsewhere.
Consequently, some Indian manufacturers will label their shawls as "p*shmina"
or "c*shmere," even though they are, in reality, sheep’s wool or even
synthetic. In fact, we told our Indian supplier to remove the labels sewn into
a recent shipment of woolen shawls, inaccurately describing them as "pashm*na".
At Heritage Trading, we try to be clear and
accurate in our ebay descriptions. We do not, at present, sell "p*shmina"
or "cashm*re" shawls. We DO sell beautiful shawls with jamavar (i.e.,
intricately woven patterns) made of sheep’s wool. We also sell some wool-like,
synthetic shawls, which are clearly described as synthetic in our listings. And
we sell some blended fabrics, which are also fully described.
We encourage similar clarity and accuracy
from all sellers.
Thanks for reading this. We
wanted you to know.