The history of Pashmina spans over centuries. The Kashmiri Pashmina shawls were first presented abroad over 700 years ago and till date retain their value in the international market.
Here’s what goes into the making of the most exquisite shawls the world has ever seen...
The making of Pashmina involves collecting the fine hair of the pashmina goat, sorting raw pashmina, spinning, weaving and creating a world-class shawl, the process is both extensive and thorough.
It demands a precision that is beyond many - and that’s why only a few businesses have been able to survive in the industry.
As an expert in pashmina, we have a prowess in selecting only the finest of Chyangra’s hair.
All our fiber is hand-combed to maintain its quality & preserve its natural beauty.
We do our best in ensuring no raw material comes from sources that are at a risk in terms of violation of human/animal rights.
Pashmina is a delicate form of wool celebrated for its softness and exclusivity.
Its goat – Chyangra or Capra Hircus, is an indigenous breed of Kashmir that sheds around 80–170 g (3–6 ounces) of fur coat every spring.
Their fleece is usually snowy, beige or silver and re-grows in winters. It is collected by smoothing goats’ hair with large combs and not by shearing, as is the case with other wools.
THE LIVELY ELEMENTS
Conventional keepers of pashmina goats are the tribe Changpa, who live in Ladakh region of India.
They are semi-nomadic people of Tibetan origin and inhabit the Changthang plateau.
With little or no access to mainland, these tribes have lived on their own for centuries, herding the goats whose pashm is the backbone of the entire Kashmir pashmina industry.
No two hand-crafted pashmina products are ever the same.
From intricate designs woven into the shawl to those painstakingly embroidered over a period of time, from delicate French Chantilly Lace patterns appliquéd to mesmerizing SWAROVSKI crystals; all our products are a class apart and remind us of the great history and richness that pashmina holds.