Hand embroidered cashmere pashmina, a wonderful example from a classic range of shawls made with the precious 'Gold of Ladakh'. Inspired by the traditional tightly woven fabric designed for strength and warmth and traditionally worn in Kashmir. This shawl was created with Cashmere from Tsokar Village in Changthang, temperatures here can reach minus 35 degrees during the Winter, and 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 on handlooms. The thread was dyed in Hawal Srinagar. The embroidery was done by a craftsman in the Ghanderbal district of Kashmir and took 4 months to complete.
The whole journey from the sourcing of the 'golden fibres' to the finished embroidered pashmina in January 2023, took three years.
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: 100% Cashmere, sourced in Ladakh and selected from the finest Grade 'A' fibres.
Size: 100 x 200 cm ( 39.5 x 78.5 inches )
Made in Kashmir
Care: Professional cleaning only
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- Sale and Bargain section and promotion items e.g. Discounted, BOGOF or 3 for 2 promotions need to be returned within 10 days of dispatch date: after this they are non-refundable time, but you can still return them for a store credit or exchange for up to 28 days after dispatch to you;
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- Items damaged, marked or soiled are not returnable;
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Last updated 28 November 2023.