TAASA TEXTILE STUDY GROUP, NSW – TAASA Review June 2017
Shifting Trends & Trade of Kashmir Shawls: Conversations with Shawl Artisans, Designers &Traders 14 March 2017 A display of luxurious handmade Kashmir shawls illuminated Deborah Emmett’s presentation on the origins, materials and trade in these fabled textiles.
Kashmir shawls are not new to western fashionistas as her presentation showed.
Josephine Bonaparte was reputed to own 200! Over many decades a number of factors have led to the decline in demand for handwoven textiles but Kashmir shawl weaving is still thriving due no doubt to the irresistible tactility of the pashmina wool with which they are traditionally made. Classic brown and black wares are the most ubiquitous ceramics in many parts of China and Japan...