Black cashmere pashmina hand embroidered with a delicate floral design. The intricate embroidery covers the whole body of the pashmina in vines of leaves and flowers in the palest blue and pink threads in a Jaal style. The embroidery of this shawl was carried out by Mr Nazir Ahmed and his family.
The raw pashmina wool for this piece was collected from herds in Ladakh in the Northern Himalayan Region. Temperatures here can reach minus 35 degrees during Winter in this cold desert region. The goats grow a fine long-haired undercoat that forms a natural heat-insulating shield against the cold. This fibre is light and warm with amazing insulating properties, the fibres are extremely fine varying between 9 - 16 microns. The cashmere chosen for this pashmina has been specially selected from the finest Grade 'A' fibres.
The spinning, weaving, dyeing, and embroidery were accomplished by skilled craftspeople.
The shawl will be supplied with a book entitled 'The Kashmir Shawl', which will create a backdrop for you of the 'landscape and lives' where these shawls are created.
100% Cashmere, sourced in Ladakh
Size: 100 x 200 cm,
Care: Needs to be professionally cleaned.
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Last updated 28 November 2023.