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Pashmina Shawls - Price on request

Pashmina Shawls - Price on request

These Beautiful, Soft, Luxurious Pashminas; Shawls which are a legend in itself, adored for their intricate weaves & patterns. Painstakingly hand loomed Pashminas have been the hot fashion for centuries.

Pashmina wool, also known as the softest, most luxurious and the best pashm wool in the world. It comes from the Himalayan region as the finest Kashmiri wool which is derived at the altitude of 12000 to 14000 ft. where the temperature goes down up to-40 degrees centigrade. THE THERMOCONDUCTIVITY OF THE WOOL IS BEST IN THE WORLD!

At the beginning of the 19th century, foreign entrepreneurs started to commission shawls, especially for the French market, adapting the designs to suit European taste. Indeed, Pashmina became the rage in France after Napoleon presented a rare shawl to Empress Josephine. With the progress of the century, the adaptation in designs became increasingly complex. Fashion gurus now pronounce it as essential to the wardrobe as the ubiquitous little black dress.

Kashmiri embroidery, called Kasida, is varied, rich in color and elaborate in details and exquisite in execution. The finest Kasida work in shawls has no ‘wrong’ side. Connoisseurs set the great value to the embroidery that displays similar fineness of work on both sides of the shawl. The Kasida pattern is drawn freely by the Naqqash (the designer) mostly from memory. These are inspired by the sparkling lakes, the broad curves of the Jhelum, the breathtaking colors of the skies at sunrise and sunset over the mountains. The Naqqash also draws upon poetic fancies and religious or philosophical themes, portraying them in the designs. The common motifs include floral borders, paisley, chinar leaves and buta cones.

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These Beautiful, Soft, Luxurious Pashminas; Shawls which are a legend in itself, adored for their intricate weaves & patterns. Painstakingly hand loomed Pashminas have been the hot fashion for centuries.

Pashmina wool, also known as the softest, most luxurious and the best pashm wool in the world. It comes from the Himalayan region as the finest Kashmiri wool which is derived at the altitude of 12000 to 14000 ft. where the temperature goes down up to-40 degrees centigrade. THE THERMOCONDUCTIVITY OF THE WOOL IS BEST IN THE WORLD!

At the beginning of the 19th century, foreign entrepreneurs started to commission shawls, especially for the French market, adapting the designs to suit European taste. Indeed, Pashmina became the rage in France after Napoleon presented a rare shawl to Empress Josephine. With the progress of the century, the adaptation in designs became increasingly complex. Fashion gurus now pronounce it as essential to the wardrobe as the ubiquitous little black dress.

Kashmiri embroidery, called Kasida, is varied, rich in color and elaborate in details and exquisite in execution. The finest Kasida work in shawls has no ‘wrong’ side. Connoisseurs set the great value to the embroidery that displays similar fineness of work on both sides of the shawl. The Kasida pattern is drawn freely by the Naqqash (the designer) mostly from memory. These are inspired by the sparkling lakes, the broad curves of the Jhelum, the breathtaking colors of the skies at sunrise and sunset over the mountains. The Naqqash also draws upon poetic fancies and religious or philosophical themes, portraying them in the designs. The common motifs include floral borders, paisley, chinar leaves and buta cones.

Check out how they’re made below:

 

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