Published Articles

My intention is to provide a library of links to previously published articles.  It is a work in progress, and initially the texts may lack accompanying illustrations.  Comments, questions or to request illustrations, please leave a comment.

Published articles about Kashmir shawl weaving by Peter Harris

1991            “The Kashmir Shawl: lessons in history and studies in technology“, research paper published in Ars Textrina, volume 16, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

1997            “The Weaving of Kashmir Shawls” in Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Spring 1997, Handweavers Guild of America, Duluth GA.

1997            article “Talim and Twill Tapestry” contributed to The Kashmir Shawl by Frank Ames, 3rd edition, Antique Collectors Club, U.K.

1997            “Reading Between the Lines: Toward a Comparative Study of Kashmir Shawl and Carpet Talim”, 60 page booklet with b&w illustrations and 12 colour plates, self-published edition of 25.  general essay and catalogue.

2000            “Decoding the Ta’lim” in Hali, No. 110, May-June 2000, pp. 82-83.

2000            “Revisiting Kashmir in Spirit” presentation at Seventh Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America, Santa Fe NM, 19-23 September 2000 (published 2001 in proceedings, and in International Tapestry Journal, vol.3 no.3, December 2000.

2001            “Kashmir Shawl Survival” in Textileforum (Hannover, Germany) 3/2001, August 2001, English and German editions.

2003            “Digital Images in Kashmir Shawl Weaving” published in Complex Weavers Journal, No. 71, January 2003.

2005            issue of self-published CD-ROM, “Tapestry Shawl Design and Weave Patterns”, January 2005;  available for purchase by regular mail.

2006             issue of self-published CD-ROM, “Selected Early Kashmir Shawl Motifs”, October 2006;  available for purchase by regular mail.

2007            “A Hidden Jewel of Twill Tapestry” in Canadian Tapestry Network Newsletter, Winter 2007.

2007            “An 18th Century Digital Technology” published in Cahiers métiers d’art*Craft Journal, vol. 1 no. 1, Eté/Summer 2007, Montréal, Québec, (texts in English and French).

2010             “Decoding the Talim” article published in Marg magazine (Mumbai, India) Vol. 62, No. 1, September 2010.


2 Responses to “Published Articles”

  1. Loads of information- read a few ! Great job, keep up the good work !

  2. I am in awe of your patience and dedication of your re-crafting the Kashmiri shawl – a lifetime of work here so generously shared. I am not a weaver – a knitter – currently engaged in my own recrafting project – Warren Hasting’s gloves. They are said to have been worked in Kashmir in the late 18th Century. I am about six months in and take solace from your work and experiences and have found much of interest. I feel rather humbled but it has also inspired and motivated me to hang in there. Thanks.

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