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IN PICTURES 4 3 3 DEFT HANDS: Women work on a hanging loom in their house. One kani shawl can take as long as six months to produce. 4 GROWING PATTERN: Weavers work on a kani shawl in their workshop. Kashmir has been famous for its textiles for centuries; kani shawls became fashionabl­e in Europe in the 1800s. 5 VIBRANT: A Kashmiri weaver shows off a kani shawl at a home workshop. Most shawls make their way though a long chain of buyers, weavers, traders, middlemen, and wholesaler­s. 6 TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Artisans line up the needlelike sticks used in the weaving process, to prepare for use at a loom. Often, more than a hundred – each with different colors of yarn – are used to weave shawls. tuji, tuji 7 CHOICES, CHOICES: A shopkeeper displays a kani shawl to a customer. High-quality shawls are made from the wool of pashmina goats and can command prices up to $2,500. 8 LOOM SCHOOL: Apprentice weavers work in Mushtaq Ahmad Wani’s workshop, where he has been training artisans for 10 years. They will be paid between $700 and $1,000 for each shawl they make. EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo essay about grass (Nov. 16, page 42) misidentif­ied the plant It is a shrubby annual. Kochia scoparia. 8 42 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | DECEMBER 7, 2020 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW