” i am weaving the pankhi”

13 Nov

image credits: aunty blanca

panki also called the pashmina shawl is weaved in the  kumaon, Garhwal and the upper ranges of uttar pradesh.

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5 Responses to “” i am weaving the pankhi””

  1. Vinod Sharma November 13, 2008 at 5:31 pm #

    An, I thought Pashmina was specific to Kashmir. Is Pankhi the same?

  2. indian yarn November 13, 2008 at 9:37 pm #

    hello vinod, pashmina is the name of the goat who sheds its hair which is spun into a yarn . they are often found in the higher altitudes of the himalayas. pankhi = shawl in the dialect ( i don’t know )spoken in those regions of kumaon, garhwal and surrounding regions..
    An.

  3. AshleyL. December 8, 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    so simple and beautiful. inspiring as ever.

  4. Lavanya Saxena February 5, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    Hello, I am a student of Lady Irwin college, Delhi university, i am doing a seminar on ‘Shawls of Uttaranchal’. So can you give some information about it.

  5. indian yarn February 8, 2009 at 1:19 am #

    hi lavanya –
    you should be able to get some info from the book traditional indian textiles by john gillow and Nicholas barnard. hope this helps.

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