From Heritage Trading Company
A cozy, jacquard-woven bedspread or
throw. The pattern, centering on a large tree full of birds, is
reminiscent of traditional chinoiserie designs. Made of wool and silk with
fringe on all four edges.
A reversible bedspread,
throw, or large shawl with a detailed,
Shades of Red, Champagne, Red Plum, Amber
Wool & Silk
88 Inches Wide By 102 Inches Long
220 Centimeters Wide By 260 Centimeters Long
This textile is brand new, not "vintage." In other
words, it's not used, damaged, or dirty.
This item is shipped from India. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Please see our
feedback for comments like these on our jaquard textiles:
MUSEUM QUALITY (AS IN EXHIBIT, NOT GIFT SHOP) - I'M A REPEAT
Every time I open your packages, I exclaim, "Oh WOW!" Every
item is stunning!
BEST PASHMINA JAMAVAR ON NET!!! I LOVE THIS COMPANY, CUSTOMER
Tout est parfait avec envoi express : merci
Praise : Best eBay experience to
date, great seller. Guaranteed repeat customer here.
Another treasure, just delighted, perfect gift for the
Amazingly beautiful shawl very reasonably priced. A+A+A+A+A+
What a beautiful shawl! I gave it as a gift and my friend
loved it! Excellent!
Perfect, Absolutely Gorgeous and Divine! Will buy again,
May-14-11 Praise :
Love these shawls! Fast shipping! And I can shop in New York! Thank
Stunning, so pleased! You won't be disappointed shopping
Dec-29-11 Praise :
Lovely shawl, will wear it for ages! And friendly patient service!
Jan-13-12 Praise :
Excellent Ebay seller for jamawars. Best on NET!!*****
Praise : Truly
stunning and exquisiteness at its best :))
Praise : Every
one I get is so beautiful. I just love your work. Exactly as pictured
eleganter Schal; leicht und dennoch warm.Kompetenter Service, schnell
Lovely item!! Excellent ebayer!! Thank you very much!!
International Buyers - Please
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These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your
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prior to bidding or buying.
Customs activity may delay the
arrival of your package. In our experience, this is infrequent, but it
does sometimes happen. Thanks for your patience.
Truth In Advertising: Some
Definitions & Some Comments About India Shawls & Throws
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.