Paisley Bloom Paper Mache Pashmina Shawl
Two different crafts walk side by side. On one side the handwoven warps and wefts of Kashmiri Pashmina with gossamer finesse and the softest feel, and on the side the bolder and colourful strokes of Kashmiri Paper Mache embroidery, both blend into a magical time honoured winter accessory. Drape this around and feel the warmth of the summer sun, because that's what Kashmiri Pashmina promises.
- Handwoven in Kashmir
- Hand Embroidered with Love
- 100% Grade A Cashmere
- Guaranteed Authenticity
- Complimentary Luxury Gift Box
- Complimentary Worldwide Shipping
It sometimes so happens that a Pashmina shawl is covered in large motifs with wide spaces to be filled with embroidery, for example, a flower petal, a leaf, a full paisley and more. In such embroidery patterns, filling a larger space would be cumbersome and time consuming if done with a delicate, fine thread. And here is when an artisan brings Paper Mache embroidery into play.
What is Paper Mache: As the name suggests, the embroidery derives its nomenclature from the ancient art of Paper Mache (where waste paper is transformed to breathtakingly beautiful hand painted articles) because of the similarity of their looks. And as the reflection of one beautiful craft mirrors over the other, the embroidery looks absolutely magnificent over a Pashmina shawl.
While embroidering a Pashmina shawl in Paper Mache embroidery, there a few steps to be followed:
Choosing a block for design: A finely carved walnut wood block acts as a stamp, to lay the base for the design over the shawl. Blocks are different for borders and centre of a shawl. It takes a lot of time to choose from amongst a hundred such blocks which have been carved by masterly walnut wood carvers.
Stamping the shawl: An expert craftsman carefully places the chosen block dipped in ink over the shawl on the desired place.
Embroidering the shawl: This imprinted shawl is sent to embroidery experts who choose multi coloured satin threads for a brighter effect. When a motif is completed, it is outlined with another thread so as to make it appear more prominent.
We appreciate that you expect the finest quality of Pashmina from us. So we follow a stringent quality-testing approach on every single piece that we produce. Our Pashminas go through an inflexible testing procedure at the Craft Development Institute (CDI) of Srinagar, the only fully-focused Pashmina lab in India. After testing our Pashminas come with lab reports, fibre tests, name of product and artisan and product life and durability.
We guarantee the purity and authenticity of our products. We are 100% sure about our products being handwoven from pure Cashmere yarn. If you are not satisfied with the product, or if it is proven that any of our claims are false, you can easily return it to us with a full refund.
In the modern era where fast fashion has become a whirring concept, people have compromised with low quality, instant production, and accepted degradation that it causes to the environment. To lower the harmful impact of fast fashion fads on the planet, Pashmina.com produces environment friendly, sustainable wraps that last for generations. Our products are made from natural Cashmere fibre, dyed with nontoxic dyes and use water conservation methods for the final wash.
In addition to taking care of the environment, Pashmina.com makes sure that products are handcrafted by artisans who use traditional artisan skills and organic Cashmere yarn to produce ethereal pieces. As a mark of honour and a token of gratitude, we donate 5% of our proceeds to the artisan community to improve their livelihood and standards of living.