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The Wool Road


This five thousand-old tradition of weaving came to being in Kinnaur via possible Uzbek, Chinese and Tibetan influences via the Wool Road. In the Kinnauri village of Shubnam, a master weaver named Dhuni Chand is hailed for being the first artisan to weave decorative motifs on wool garments. What followed was nothing short of an iconic legacy that would forever change the landscape of Indian textile, and the destiny of Himachali trade. Today, Himachali handloom stands amongst the foremost contributors of state wealth in tandem with tourism and agriculture.


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