The words "shawl" and "pashmina" originate from Kashmir, yet they begin from Hamadan, Iran. Sources report cashmere makes were presented by said Ali Hamdani when the fourteenth century came to Ladakh, the country of pashmina goats, where, without precedent for history, he found that the Ladakhi Kashmiri goats created delicate fleece. He took a portion of this goat fleece and made socks which he gave as a blessing to the lord of Kashmir, Sultan Qutabdin. Thereafter, Hamadani recommended to the lord that they start a shawl weaving industry in Kashmir utilizing this fleece. That is how pashmina shawls started. The United Nations organization UNESCO detailed in 2014 that Ali Hamadani was one of the foremost authentic figures who molded the way of life of Kashmir, both structurally and through the thriving of expressions and makes, and consequently the economy, in Kashmir. The abilities and information that he brought to Kashmir offered to ascend to a whole industry.
A generally acknowledged hypothesis among material researchers relates the starting point of the craft of Jamawar weaving in India with the Mughal ruler Akbar. Akbar was so enchanted by the specialty that he welcomed gifted weavers from Arab nations and settled them in Kashmir. Under the support of Mughal eminence, the art bloomed and Jamawar turned into an enormously well-known extravagance great in a large portion of South Asia. The business prospered and royal kharkanas – workshops of shawl weaving – were set up. Notwithstanding, the brilliant period of Jamawar has since a long time ago spent and the present circumstance is different.
We have shawl rafugar individuals which are doing this work from many generations. Rafugars repair shawl with many tactics such as edging, shawl material, warp & weft etc. Rafugars have ability to work professionally with perfection. We don’t want to vanish this art of making shawl.
With the shawl business being a regular one, each winter the Rafugar weavers relocate from Najibabad to Delhi. A solitary shawl can regularly take a whole year to deliver, so discovering willing purchasers is significant. The Refugees, for the most part, sell their shawls either through Kashmiri dealers or, for the fortunate ones, legitimately to clients.