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Red, Jacquard Throw or Bedspread. Wool & Silk. Chinoiserie. Jamavar Shawl, Wrap
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17 Jan, 2014 14:52:08 GMT
US $199.00
Approximately £121.87(including postage)
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Mumbai (Bombay), India


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Reversible Throw

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, jacquard-woven design.

  Principal Colors:   Shades of Red, Champagne, Red Plum, Amber
  Fabric:    Wool & Silk
  Approximate Size:    88 Inches Wide By 102 Inches Long
  Approximate Size:   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.



Outstanding Quality

Please see our feedback for comments like these on our jaquard textiles:


Nov-2-06 Praise : Every time I open your packages, I exclaim, "Oh WOW!" Every item is stunning!


May-05-09 Praise : Tout est parfait avec envoi express : merci

Dec-03-09 Praise : Best eBay experience to date, great seller. Guaranteed repeat customer here.

Aug-28-10 Praise : Another treasure, just delighted, perfect gift for the discerning! cheers

Dec-17-10 Praise : Amazingly beautiful shawl very reasonably priced. A+A+A+A+A+

Jan-15-11 Praise : What a beautiful shawl! I gave it as a gift and my friend loved it! Excellent!

Mar-08-11 Praise : Perfect, Absolutely Gorgeous and Divine! Will buy again, Thanks

May-14-11 Praise : Love these shawls! Fast shipping! And I can shop in New York! Thank you+++

Dec-21-11 Praise : Stunning, so pleased! You won't be disappointed shopping here!

Dec-29-11 Praise : Lovely shawl, will wear it for ages! And friendly patient service! Thank you.

Jan-13-12 Praise : Excellent Ebay seller for jamawars. Best on NET!!*****

Mar-07-12 Praise : Truly stunning and exquisiteness at its best :))

Mar-26-12 Praise : Every one I get is so beautiful. I just love your work. Exactly as pictured

Apr-23-12 Praise : Sehr eleganter Schal; leicht und dennoch warm.Kompetenter Service, schnell

May-03-12 Praise : Lovely item!! Excellent ebayer!! Thank you very much!!


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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


Jamavar Shawls

     (Also spelled jamawar, jamavaar, jhamevar)

     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 other areas.

Pashm*na  (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 rayon.

     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. 


     Rayon.  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.


     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.

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