|Kashmiri Shawl merchant in Simla.|
From Volume 4 of 'The people of India : a series of photographic illustrations, with descriptive letterpress, of the races and tribes of Hindustan' (1868)
|A shawl seller at Qazigund bus stand, Kashmir. 2008.|
|Travelling Kashmiri Shawl sellers in Gurgaon. 2012.|
Still a regular winter phenomena in North India.
In fact, I have come across them down as far as Nagpur too.