The weaving of woolen items in India is conditioned and dictated mainly by geographical factors. People mainly from hilly and alpine regions contribute to weaving of woolen items, due to their need and the predominance of sheep rearing in these parts of the country.
The main wool weaving regions are as follows:
The state of Jammu and Kashmir is famous for its woolen products like, shawls, carpets, floorings and pherans (traditional Kashmiri dress). Woolen shawls of Kashmir are not only famous in India but their popularity is worldwide.
Woolen shawls from Kashmir are popular because of the embroidery or Sozni work done on them using woolen threads. The price of these shawls depends on the quality of the wool used and also the quality of the embroidery done on them.
Pashmina shawls from Kashmir are world famous and known for their softness. The raw material for these shawls is obtained from the hair of ibex.
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