Predominantly navy hand-loomed cashmere shawl, interwoven with lavender, lilac, pink, sage green and purple.
This pashmina is part of a range developed as a revival of classic shawls. Made in an Ikit weave pattern found mainly in the state of Odesa. In this Ikit technique the ‘weft’ yarn is ‘unwrapped’ and tie-dyed, then carefully rewound using a hand charka and then precisely woven into the pattern of this shawl. This merger of yarns and colours is called Sangam.
The unique aspect of Ikat lies in its resist-dyeing technique, which we will understand best as a form of tie-dye. To create intricate patterns, sections of the yarn are tied tightly with threads, ensuring that those areas remain undyed. The yarn can go through this painstaking process several times to create intricate and complex designs. This process requires precision and skill, as it determines the final design of the shawl.
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.
The yarn is then woven totally by hand on a handloom.
Each shawl is unique and as each piece of the pashmina has been handmade, please do expect some small inconsistencies and 'flaws', which all add to the character of this ultimate slow-fashion piece.
Composition: 100% Finest Pashmina
Size: 103 x 204 cm, (41 x 80 inches)
Woven in Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Care: Hand wash only in warm water, using a wool-recommended soap, do not tumble dry
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Last updated 28 November 2023.