Today’s pattern is a beautiful, charming shawl named “Pineapple Shawl”. Know a little of the history behind this beauty. Blanket made of wool or silk, it is used by women on the shoulders or over the head, as a sweater. Wool shawls made by hand have only natural colors, such as white, dark brown and gray, and cost from 100 to 1,500 euros, depending on the complexity of the design and the dimensions of the mesh. The first wool shawls of the type were made about 250 years ago and already in the middle of the 18th century they drew the attention of the Cossacks from the Ural Mountains, researchers and newcomers living in the region of the fortress city.
The immigrants were impressed with the ability of the calmucos and casákhos, native peoples of the region, to withstand the low temperatures in the winter season, which reached up to -40ºC, wearing apparently thin clothes, but they soon discovered their secret: it was the hair of the goats. created in the place that allowed to hold the heat and keep the body warm. The Cossacks began to exchange woolen clothes made by natives for tea and tobacco and, over time, their women changed the solid structure of the mesh, introducing the lace and embroidery parts.
The result of the change in shawl manufacturing technology allowed them to gain worldwide fame at their first international exhibition, which took place in Paris in 1857. However, the true success of shawls and other products from Orenburg came only at the end of the century. 19, marked by the end of the time of the Russian Empire, due to the launch in the English territory of a line of manufacture of the products labeled as “Imitation of Orenburg”, cheaper than the original items. At the end of the 19th century, high values and growing demand for wool shawls contributed to the rapid development of the manufacturing industry, increasing the total number of weavers to 20 thousand people by the year 1910.
Orenburg wool shawls do not have much variety and are divided into just three groups: plain (or shawl), fine mesh and stole. The latter two types refer to fine and delicate products with sophisticated design used exclusively as ornaments and manufactured by the weavers of the villages Jeltoe and Chichma. Despite the striking dimensions (a standard shawl measures 210×210 centimeters), the fine mesh composed of 2/3 of wool 1/3 of silk will easily fit into the shell of a goose egg or pass through the wedding ring. This is how its authenticity has been verified in the past centuries. The artisanal production of such an item takes about a month.
In the federative unit of Orenburg, there are some factories specialized in the industrial production of woolen shawls, which allows to lower their price, but eliminates any difference and unique characteristics pertaining to products made by hand by the weavers who personally elaborate their designs. creations. Most of the designs used in shawls have popular nicknames, such as “spine”, “cat’s paws”, “round raspberry” and “little flowers”, among others.
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