Vintage Jaali Hand Embroidered Kashmir Shawl in BlackW05498
The fabric for this precious piece was created in the 1990's when there were no machines in Kashmir and carding was done by hand. It is thought that this process of hand cleaning gives superior results. The extremely intricate embroidery took 9 months to complete and is known as Jaal in which the patterns depict flowers and plants connected together with branches.
This shawl is a unique shawl. The fabric was handwoven in the 1990's where there were no machines to clean the cashmere fleece It has taken nine months to embroider, making this a collector's piece.The cashmere fabric was from Ladakh in northern India, and was embroidered in Kashmir
We are thrilled that each piece is creating essential employment for a unique collection of a highly skilled people, that generates employment and a sustainable living in the highest and most challenging region of the world to survive. This Buddhist association has more than 300 artists who are working in Pashmina (the proper name for this rare, very fine cashmere wool) development in Ladakh and Kashmir, which are the very highest regions of the Himalayas in Northern India.
At The Wool Company, our ethical policy is extremely important to us, and we cannot imagine a more wonderful way to support the growers and artists by being able to occasionally bring you these extraordinary shawls. 50% of the total profit earned by the collective is re-invested into the education and skill development of the Himalayan region, including the essential education of girls.
We bring you the journey of this individual shawl:
The origin of the fleece: Our pashmina wool is simply the finest in the world. It is graded as a 10 micron fibre - far finer than regular cashmere. It is sourced from Chushul that is situated at Indo-Sino border at 14500 ft above sea level where temperatures drop as low as -35°C. The wool was sourced from a pashmina grower who has more than 200 pashmina (Capra hircus) goats.
This shawl was photographed on our mannequin and has been very carefully treated and carefully re-packed.
The shawl will be packed in 100% silk with silk ribbon in a sturdy white gift box.
If you would like to know more about these remarkable shawls, we highly recommend a book called The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas. Although fictional, it is very detailed in where these shawls are made and the journey to make them.
|Size||101 x 203 cm|
|Product Care||Dry Clean only|
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