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A Kani stole for men is a Kashmiri stole that originated in the Kanihama region of Kashmir. It is one of Kashmir's oldest handicrafts. Since the Mughal era, this craft has been practiced throughout the valley. Pashmina yarn is used to weave the stoles. The Kani stole is also a geographical indication established by the government of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to legends, Persian and Turkish weavers brought the craft of making Kani stoles to Kashmir in the 15th century, where they were introduced to Ghiyas-ud-Din Zain-ul-Abidin, the ninth sultan of Kashmir. Since then, the art form has grown in popularity, winning the hearts of people all around the world.
The Kani stole is woven in the manner similar to that of a carpet. Wefts must be intruded into a veil of warp threads in front of the weaver. Colorful threads are twisted around bobbins to make these wefts. This is an art, and there are so many families who have been doing this as a career for over decades. The families have legacies and a lot of experience in weaving these.
These stoles have slowly made their way into mainstream men fashion due to the following reasons
Kani Stoles are extremely stylish and have the magic of spicing up every outfit. These stoles are so light and can be styled up and down according to the occasion. The stoles are extremely versatile with the ability to be worn with both traditional and western wear.
Many Bollywood and Punjabi movie industry artists can be seen wearing these stoles at a lot of events and have also shown how this traditional wear can be integrated into wardrobe and used to elevate simple outfits.
These stoles have also gained immense popularity due to their classy prints and beautiful motifs. When these are added to the apparel as a fashion accessory they can provide the outfit a very classy look. These stoles pair amazingly with plain shirts and pant combos, bringing a pop of color to the outfit.
Additionally, they could be paired in a vice and versa method, which is a plain kani stole, with a printed kurta, to mute down the outfit. These very easy methods of making your outfit classy and chic is the reason for the immense popularity the Kani stoles have gained in the recent age of men's fashion.
The biggest advantage of the Kani Stoles is that there are so many varieties. These stoles can be Kani Jamawar, which are made over a time span of two years and have Kani Patterns all over the base with electric patterns and motifs.
These stoles can also be called Palladaar Kani Pashmina, which as the name suggests has kani motifs only at the borders. The last ones are the Chand-daar or Moon shawl which have a central full medallion design and small four medallions on four corners.
These are the three types of designs. Moving on, there are a thousand different designs, which gives one a lot of options. You can shop online for stoles, with us where we have a wide variety of options for everybody.
These stoles are not only the prettiest to look at but are also made from Pashmina wool, making them extremely soft and warm.
They are made with the utmost care so as to make them extremely soft. Unlike some wools, which are itchy, the stoles are made from the smoothest and silk suits wools which seem like satin on wearing. These are thus a must have in every man's wardrobe. You can check Kani stoles online.
The Kani stoles are heirloom treasures and are considered as the diamond in the world of stoles. These handlooms are so precious that they have also been identified as geographical handlooms.
These stoles have also earned a position in some of the world's most prestigious museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, making these stoles bold and big fashion choices.
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