Angora Shawl

The Story: The Himachali Angora shawl is a light Angora Rabbit woolen fabric (mill spun or hand spun) measuring 1mtrs x 2mtrs. It is draped around and over the shoulders and chest. The fiber is Angora Rabbit Wool.
Technical Specifications of Kullu Shawl:

Yarn Used:

Warp

2/ 44's, to 2/ 64's Woolen Worsted

Weft

2/ 44's to 2/ 64's Woolen Worsted , Hand Spun- Pashmina, Angora, etc.

Patterning

2/ 32's Woolen Worsted / Acrylic. 2-3 ply.

Size

2Mt. x 1Mt.

Weave

2/2 Twill (base) & Weft rib in patterning.

Weight

If woven in 2/ 48's count the weight of a shawl may vary from 360to 390gms, conditional on the outline & design.

Cashmilon Shawl

The beautiful Cashmilon shawl with handicraft aari work on the shawl. The embroidered shawl comes in lovely shades reminiscent of the autumn love, and aari work on the shawl. The beautiful border palla design on shawl make shawl more attractive and look able. The aari work on this shawl has been intricately done in matchless neatness and charm.

Himalayankraft Wool Stole

Kullu Stole

Back ground:       

Kullu is the capital town of the Kullu District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley about ten kilometres north of the airport at Bhuntar. This valley is famous for its temples, beauty and its majestic hills covered with pine and deodar forest and sprawling apple orchards and hand woven textiles especially stole, shawl, muffler and tweed. The design is inspired from the engraving on wall of temples and Buddhist monasteries.

Material used: The material used for their weaving is pure wool of count 2/56 -2/60 Nm in warp and weft. For designing, pure wool is used in extra weft. Bright colors are used generally to give an attractive look. Technique applied:

Kullu stole is woven by Jamdani technique of weaving, in which one pick is of ground and other pick is used as extra weft for design purpose. The extra weft used is of bright colours to give it an attractive look. In this technique, each warp is controlled separately and interlaced with weft by the use of pirn. In this technique the design is first developed on graph paper and then it is translated on loom.

How to distinguish genuine Kullu stole;-

  •  Kullu stole is famous for its intricate multi-colour geometrical, Floral pattern.
  • Bright colours are used for design purpose woven by extra weft technique.
  • The Pallav of the stole generally have heavy border and small pattern all over the surface.
  • The design inspiration is always taken from the engraving of temples and Buddhist monasteries.  But Many Designs are introduced These Days.
  • The designs on these stoles carry special religious significance and colours used in patterning carry mythological background.

Kinnauri Topi (Cap)

The Kinnauri Topi (Cap), worn in the Kinnaur region, according to Handa is identical to the Bushahri cap, “the only difference being in the colour of stripe on the lappet. In the Kinnauri cap, the lappet carries a velvet or shanil stripe of deep red or crimson colour.” This colour has over a period of time now become the colour of affiliation to the BJP party. Considering Kinnaur’s proximity to the Bushahr estate, and the general affiliation of the region with the Congress party, the locals usually are seen in the greens now.

Kullu Caps

Kullu Caps

Caps, the glorious crown of Himachal Pradesh are now a recognized fashion logo in every hue. Colorful caps fascinate everyone at first instance. The traditional yet stylish headgear has derived its name from the place of its origin. Locally, it is called as Kullu topi and is an important part of a local man's attire/apparel/garments. Alike Kullu district, in some of the other districts also, cap is an important part of male's attire. The designs of the caps represent the area. The Kullu cap is round in shape and is flat on the top. A band of colorful border brightens the front with beautiful pattern, which is separately woven on small looms and the back portion, which covers the head is made of local woolen yarn and sometimes is also made of cotton or any other light material. These days, plain velvet caps in maroon and green colours are also available in the market. Once use of bright colours in the cap was the significant feature of the caps but nowadays, vegetable colours are being used. These caps are categorized as small, medium and large. The price of a Kullu cap depends on the cloth used and the pattern on the border.

Technical Specifications of Himachali Caps:

Yarn Used:

Warp

2/16's woollen worsted or blended.

Weft

2/16's woollen worsted or blended.

Patterning

Warp: 2/44's, 2/48's woollen worsted, acrylic.

Weft: 2/32's woollen worsted, acrylic. 2-3 ply.

Weight

Weight of a Kullu Cap may vary from 100Gms to 200 gm depending on the patterning, design and material used.

Malana Cap (Topi)

Caps, the glorious crown of Himachal Pradesh are now a recognized fashion logo in every hue. Colorful caps fascinate everyone at first instance. The traditional yet stylish headgear has derived its name from the place of its origin. Locally, it is called as Kullu topi and is an important part of a local man's attire/apparel/garments. Alike Kullu district, in some of the other districts also, cap is an important part of male's attire. The designs of the caps represent the area. The Kullu cap is round in shape and is flat on the top. A band of colorful border brightens the front with beautiful pattern, which is separately woven on small looms and the back portion, which covers the head is made of local woolen yarn and sometimes is also made of cotton or any other light material. These days, plain velvet caps in maroon and green colours are also available in the market. Once use of bright colours in the cap was the significant feature of the caps but nowadays, vegetable colours are being used. These caps are categorized as small, medium and large. The price of a Kullu cap depends on the cloth used and the pattern on the border.

Technical Specifications of Himachali Caps:

Yarn Used:

Warp

2/16's woollen worsted or blended.

Weft

2/16's woollen worsted or blended.

Patterning

Warp: 2/44's, 2/48's woollen worsted, acrylic.

Weft: 2/32's woollen worsted, acrylic. 2-3 ply.

Weight

Weight of a Kullu Cap may vary from 100Gms to 200 gm depending on the patterning, design and material used.

Marino Wool Muffler

Marino Wool  Muffler made from Australian marino Wool article can be draped around the neck by men and women. It is woven usually with pashmina, merino or angora wool having threads of different colors. The process of weaving muffler is same as that of shawls, but the smaller looms are used for mufflers. All designs and patterns of shawls can be woven on the mufflers. Gents mufflers measures 1.70 meters x 0.30 m, while ladies mufflers are little bit longer in length with same width. It keeps the neck and the chest warm from cold. It has elaborate designs on both ends. Depending on the patterning style, like shawls, the mufflers can also be classified into two types as Kullu mufflers & Kinnauri Mufflers. Kullu mufflers shawls have geometrical designs on both ends while Kinnauri Mufflers have traditional Kinnauri designs with unique 5 colour patterning on both ends.

Technical Specifications of Mufflers:
Yarn Used: Warp 2/ 44's, to 2/ 64's Woolen Worsted
Weft 2/ 44's to 2/ 64's Woolen Worsted , Hand Spun- Pashmina, Angora, etc.
Patterning 2/ 32's Woolen Worsted / Acrylic. 2-3 ply.
Size 1.70 meters x 0.30 m
Weave 2/2 Twill (base) & Weft rib in patterning.
Weight From 80 to 200 gms

Men's Shawl/Loi

A Loi Or Men's Shawl is a gents shawl, woven in a light woolen and Angora fabric in different sizes and colors. It is clad around and above the shoulders and is commonly made of mill- spun textile and occasionally of hand spun wool. Technical Specifications of a Loi: Yarn used: 1. Warp - 2/ 48's to 2/ 64's Woolen Worsted, Angora. 2. Weft - 2/ 48's to 2/ 64's Woolen Worsted, Angora, Rabbit Wool, Pashmina, etc. Size - 1.15 Mt. X 2.30 Mt., 1. 30Mt. X 2. 60 Mt., 1.40Mtr. X 2.80 Mtr. Weave - 2/ 2 Twill Weight - 300 gms to 650 gms.

Mufflers

Our Stole's Story:-

Muffler is a woolen article can be draped around the neck by men and women.

It is woven usually with pashmina, merino or angora wool having threads of different colors. The process of weaving muffler is same as that of shawls, but the smaller looms are used for mufflers.

All designs and patterns of shawls can be woven on the mufflers. Gents mufflers measures 1.70 meters x 0.30 m, while ladies mufflers are little bit longer in length with same width. It keeps the neck and the chest warm from cold.

It has elaborate designs on both ends. Depending on the patterning style, like shawls, the mufflers can also be classified into two types as Kullu mufflers & Kinnauri Mufflers.

Kullu mufflers shawls have geometrical designs on both ends while Kinnauri Mufflers have traditional Kinnauri designs with unique 5 colour patterning on both ends.

Technical Specifications of Mufflers:

Yarn Used: Warp 2/ 44's Woolen Worsted.
Weft 2/ 44's Woolen Worsted.
Patterning 2/ 32's Woolen Worsted / Acrylic. 2-3 ply.
Size 1.70 meters x 0.30 m (L*W)
Weave 2/2 Twill (base) & Weft rib in patterning.
Weight From 80 to 150 gms

Shawls

The Story: The pattern on woolens are usually geometrical, with the color palette ranging from blue, saffron, to purples and greens. The body of each shawl is a simple twill weave made with colorful inlay pattern set using hand manipulations with colored woolen threads. Pattu shawls are a specialty of the kullu Valley and are traditionally made in black and white in a square pattern. The Himachali shawl is a light woolen fabric (mill spun or hand spun) measuring 1mtrs x 2mtrs. It is draped around and over the shoulders and chest. The fiber is merino wool, local sheep wool, pashmina, angora and mixture of these. Yak hairs are also used to add variety. The yarn used are mill dyed and also of natural wool color. The Kulvi designs and motifs woven today have originally been derived from intricate kinnauri designs that have been enlarged enormously and simplified with the passage of time. Seated on one side of the crowded weaving room and pahari women spinning yarn on the charkhas, while the men and women who are weaving, sit before their large loom, pausing to pass the bobbin wrapped with woollen thread through the skeins of warp or working in the precise detail of the geometrical motif. Their skill lies in applying even pressure to the loom, to ensure that the weave is uniform. Based on an almost intuitive perception and an inherited ability the craft skill is nurtured and developed through years of practice.

Shimla Cap (Topi)

Caps, the glorious crown of Himachal Pradesh are now a recognized fashion logo in every hue. Colorful caps fascinate everyone at first instance. The traditional yet stylish headgear has derived its name from the place of its origin. Locally, it is called as Kullu topi and is an important part of a local man's attire/apparel/garments. Alike Kullu district, in some of the other districts also, cap is an important part of male's attire. The designs of the caps represent the area. The Kullu cap is round in shape and is flat on the top. A band of colorful border brightens the front with beautiful pattern, which is separately woven on small looms and the back portion, which covers the head is made of local woolen yarn and sometimes is also made of cotton or any other light material. These days, plain velvet caps in maroon and green colours are also available in the market. Once use of bright colours in the cap was the significant feature of the caps but nowadays, vegetable colours are being used. These caps are categorized as small, medium and large. The price of a Kullu cap depends on the cloth used and the pattern on the border.

Technical Specifications of Himachali Caps:

Yarn Used:

Warp

2/16's woollen worsted or blended.

Weft

2/16's woollen worsted or blended.

Patterning

Warp: 2/44's, 2/48's woollen worsted, acrylic.

Weft: 2/32's woollen worsted, acrylic. 2-3 ply.

Weight

Weight of a Kullu Cap may vary from 100Gms to 200 gm depending on the patterning, design and material used.

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