Hand embroidered twill weave Hashidar pashmina from a 'Classic Revival' series inspired by the traditional hand-crafted pashmina shawls. The fabric is a beautifully soft blend of Cashmere from Ladakh and a touch of silk, sublime to the touch with an intricately embroidered border of flowers in yellow ochre, aqua blue, pink and cream on a true red colour cashmere. The Red is a Christmas red, without too much orange. See the image of the shawl next to red poppies, which are naturally slightly orange.
The cashmere fibres for this shawl were sourced in July 2020 from Datt Village in Kashmir, where temperatures can reach minus 35 degrees during the Winter, 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.
Traditionally the dehairing of the cashmere, the process of removing the thicker guard hair from the cashmere fibre, was carded by hand, the Indian Government has 'given' a state-of-the-art plant housing a six-stage carding machine to a cooperative society that was established to protect the Ladakhi pashmina growers.
The baby soft cashmere was spun in Kashmir where spinning is a traditional culture, and then woven in Srinagar by Mr Javed Bhat on a pit handloom. The thread was dyed in Hawal Srinagar. The embroidery was done in the Ghanderbal district in Kashmir and took approximately 20 days to complete. The shawl was finished at the 'finishing plant' in Hawal by Mr Zakir Wani in December 2022, where the fabric was carefully washed and finished and ready for dispatch.
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.
Composition: 90% Cashmere, (70% sourced in Ladakh, 20% from Mongolia), 10% Silk from North-East India
Size: 70 x 214 cm ( 28 x 84 inches )
Made in Kashmir
Care: Professional cleaning only
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Last updated 28 November 2023.