Sozni Shawl is described as a technique of meticulously fine embroidery layered to make the fabric look encrusted like a tapestry. Hence the best-suited embroidery for these beauties is Sozni Shawl. After the shawl is woven, a Naqash uses block prints to make the outline of the design, which are usually traditional designs. These designs have emerged from Persian-inspired Paisley which the Mughals introduced, floral patterns which bloom in the valley itself in spring and summer, and many other designs. Embroidery artisans have the choice to select color for a particular shawl. They have decades of experience and depending upon the base color, they select a complementing shade, which is influenced by the fashion trends in vogue.
Sozni Shawls mostly uses cotton threads, but sometimes even silk is used. Bhat Brothers produce intricate embroidery with super fine stitches. Fine needles are used to embroider motifs onto the gossamer base. The amount of embroidery to be done over the shawl decides the time in which it will be completed. The most exquisite piece of Pashmina shawl is made with Sozni embroidery. These Pashmina Shawls are made by the finest of the craftsman, and embroidery stitches are so fine that sometimes it becomes difficult to distinguish between the front side and backside. It has an inimitable level of detailing.
Kani Artisans are people with tremendous skill and patience. The amount of concentration these artisans have is unbelievable. Depending on the intricacy and complexity of the design being woven, an artisan can weave a maximum of one inch per day. It can take anywhere between 3 to 36 months to weave a Kani Shawl. A Kani shawl is woven like a carpet, thread by thread, based on the coded pattern called talim. The talim guides the weaver in number of warp threads to be covered in a particular colored-weft.