The art of Jamawar was brought to Kashmir by Persians, centuries ago. But, it grew and reached its zenith in the Mughal period. From that time to now, the art of Jamawar reflects a perfect blend of beauty, warmth and luxury. What made this style exclusive is the design based on flora and fauna. In fact, the most demanding patterns have been jaldar and buti work. Jamawar style of weaving is quite famous for a mix of creativity blended with traditionalism. Its beauty lies in the stylishness of intricate designs.
It is a painstaking art that requires the use of various wooden shuttles of different colors on a single weft line of the fabric. The best part of Jamawar is that the artist can use almost 50 colors in one go to create beauty on the fabric. Generally, this art can be seen on woolen material mixed with a bit of cotton. Some of the colors that are used in this stylizing form are blue, crimson, yellow, white, black, ferozi, green, scarlet and purple. From an ethnic to subtle look, Jamawar has its own brilliance.