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Handlooms: Mufflers (Worn around neck by men)


Muffler, made in Kullu Valley Kullu Muffler is a traditionally designed artifice of handicraft, made of wool (Pashmina, Merino, Angora) having threads of different colours. It is worn around necks by hill people during winters. Mufflers were started being woven in the valley in 1940's. The process of weaving mufflers is the same as shawls , but smaller looms are used.

Size
  • Gents muffler measures 1.70 Mtr. x 0.30 Mtr.
  • Ladies muffler measures 2 Mtr. x 0.40 Mtr.

Patterns

Pattern Description
Plain Plain Muffler is made up of single color wool witout any design or pattern.
Ek Phool This muffler made of single color having one traditional pattern on both ends.
Teen Phool This muffler made of single color with three traditional patterns on the both ends.

Price
Price of a muffler ranges from Rs. 50 to Rs. 2500 or maybe more. It varies with the quality of wool and pattern on the muffler. Generally, mufflers made of Pashmina with Kinnauri designs are priced higher.
 

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