Saga Oriental Crafts
Manufacturer & Exporters of Exotic Hand Knotted Silken / Wollen & Rugs, Shawls, Silks, Chain Stitch, Wall Hanging, Curtain Cloth, Gift Item etc...

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Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
No.1/ 36183, since 01.03.2002.
Indian Importer-Exporter Code No. 1801000565, since 11.09.2001.
Kashmir Chamber of Commerce
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Shawls & Stoles


For people around the world, Kashmir is synonymous with woven shawls. These elegant wrap-around are elegant in design, style and colours. These shawls (also called Cashmere) have a long history and have been patronized by world eminent personalities. The history dates back to 14th century. These are manufactured in various colours, textures designs and fabrics, mostly in standard sizes of 40 x 80 inches.
We manufacture shawls and stoles in various fabrics and yarns. The highest quality is pure Pashmina (meaning fine wool). On the lower side, we have locally woven woolen yarn. In between there are many designs, embroideries textures, colours and sizes.

Pashmina Sawls : World is full of fabrics, none excels in unique softness, quality of texture and beauty as the Pashmina shawl of Kashmir. The Pashmina shawls are soft, light, warm and have elegant look and are regarded as a status symbol by those who admire it, a real pride of Kashmiri Craftsmen. This luxurious fiber grows under the coarse and shaggy outer coat of a particular breed of domestic goat Capra Hircus which has it's habitat in Himalayan region of Tibet, China and Ladakh in Kashmir. This delicate Deer like animal lives at a very high attitude where the winters are severe. The fiber from this handsome animal is used for the making of Pashm meaning the King of wool.

Making of Pshmina Sawls : The first step in the process consists of collecting the raw material, which is freely available as soon as summer sets in. The tribal people of Ladakh go to higher regions to collect the raw material. The raw wool thus collected is sold to the traders in Kashmir and is also available from the Government Wool Board. The second step is of spinning of pashm, which is a time consuming process and requires a lot of effort and patience. This is being done by house-wives and women only and actual time taken to deal with 50 gram of pashm is about 20 to 25 hours of hard work and effort.

The first task is to get rid of coarse hair. This is done by hand. Each small tuft of Pashmina is teased out and hair removed one by one. In the process a great deal of dust is also removed. To remove the pashm of its natural oiliness, it's then thoroughly mixed with flour made from rice. The pashm is then teased out once more, tuft by tuft on a small wooden const. This ancient treatment makes raw wool soft, whiter and the material is ready for spinning on a Kashmir spinning wheel or "Yender" made of wood.

The yarn from the bundles is taken to the weaver who takes a week or so to fix the thread of the warp on the loom of a tiny frame made of wood with 4 to 8 slings below the weaver's feet. The weft is made into cones mounted on the straws by using the old tradition of transferring the yarn from the wooden spool to spinning wheel. Now the weaver starts his job of weaving the cloth of shawls on the loom with his hands and feet. A weaver weaves 4 to 6 inches of cloth in a day. The cloth is next sent to washing in a herbal soap of Kashmir in a running waters. Then it's dyed by hand and is ready for embroidery, or sold just plain.
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Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Embroidery : Wool / Silk
Design : Various
Sizes : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap Around
Shape : Rectangle
Pashmina
Embroidery : Wool/Silk
Design : Strips/Checks/Diamond Cutting, Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap–around
Shape : Rectangle
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Strips/Checks/Diamond Cutting
Design : Various
Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap –around
Shape : Rectangle
 
 
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Embroidery : On Edges
Design : Various
Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap –around
Shape : Rectangle
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Embroidery :
Allover Wool/Silk
Design : All Around
Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap –around
Shape : Rectangle
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Embroidery :
Wool/Silk
Design : Allover
Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap –around
Shape : Rectangle
 
 
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Embroidery : Wool/Silk
Design : Allover
Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap –around
Shape : Rectangle
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Embroidery : On Edges
Design : Various
Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap –around
Shape : Rectangle
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Embroidery : Wool/Silk
Design : Allover
Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap –around
Shape : Rectangle
 
 
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Embroidery : Wool/Silk
Design : Allover
Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap –around
Shape : Rectangle
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Embroidery : Wool/Silk
Design : Allover
Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap –around
Shape : Rectangle
Pashmina (Soft Wool)
Embroidery : Wool/Silk
Design : Allover
Size : 40``x80``
Use : Wrap –around
Shape : Rectangle
 

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