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Kashmiri artisan weaves Kani shawls

Kani shawls are woven on a fame-loom using Tooji, which have coloured woolen threads attached to them. A Kani shawl takes about three months to a year for an artisan to complete depending on the embroidery and fetches from 20, 000 rupees ($445) to 70,000 rupees ($1,555).

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Ashiq Hussain, a Kashmiri artisan weaves a "Kani" shawl on a loom in Batpora, west of Srinagar, on December 6, 2010.

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A Kashmiri artisan weaves a Kani shawl at a loom in Batpora, west of Srinagar, on December 6, 2010.

Fayaz Kabli / Reuters

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