Hand Embroidered White & Gold Cashmere Pashmina
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Undyed, hand spun, hand-embroidered cashmere pashmina from Srinagar in Kashmir. The fabric is beautifully gauzy and lightweight and woven in a diamond weave pattern on a handloom. The pashmina has a classical hand embroidered border with silver and gold Zari thread, inspired by the winters of Ladakh.
Stunning classic simplicity in the design which is part of a range developed as the 'Eco-Shotoosh', the look and feel of the pashmina is close to Shatoosh and is classified as Shamina.
The raw pashmina wool is collected from private herds of Changthani goats which is then washed, carded, and de-haired. De-hairing is the process of removing the guard hair (thick hair) from the pashmina fibres so that only the finest hairs remain.
The baby soft pashmina is then spun by hand converting the soft fibre into an ultrafine yarn that even modern technology would struggle to achieve. Hand spinning is a traditional craft in Kashmir.
The cashmere used in this shawl comes from Changthangi goats in Leh, Ladakh where temperatures can reach minus 35 degrees during winter in this cold desert region of the Himalayas. The cashmere from this region is considered amongst the best in the world, it is combed from the chest and underbelly of the goats. and is light and warm with amazing insulating properties, the fibres are extremely fine, varying between 9 - 16 microns.
Size: 200 x 102 cm ( 78 x 40 inches )
Made in Kashmir
Care: Professional cleaning only
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Last updated 28 November 2023.
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