Shama Cashmere Shawl

$380

Designer: Kashmir Loom 
Materials: 100% Pashmina
Dimensions: 40x80 in.
Origin: Made in Kashmir
Care: Dry clean only; Warm iron.

Bright pops of color in the ikat dyed design along the long ends make it a statement over any simple dress. A go-to for a quick splash of color!

The fiber in this shawl is the finest cashmere from the Changra goat, which lives in Ladakh in India. The fiber is handwoven in Kashmir into this beautiful scarf.

Each piece bears the Kashmir Loom Signature in Farsi language, embroidered in the corner. A mark of our quality.

Packaging: Each piece is tissue wrapped and packaged in a natural muslin envelope bag with a button loop closure with a postcard detailing the individual product make. Made in India.

The ends are finished with a natural fringe.

Colors may vary slightly due to lighting conditions.

Created by Jenny Housego and Asaf Ali, together with his brothers in Srinagar, the beautiful lake capital of the Indian province of Kashmir. Jenny Housego and the brothers, with their team of master craftsmen at Kashmir Loom, have infused a modern soul into the woven and embroidered shawls from Kashmir Valley. Their endeavor has been to preserve heritage while fostering its progress. As the creative force behind the company, Jenny’s training in Art History and her deep love, knowledge and respect for textiles from India and the Middle East are an inspiration to the age-old art of shawl making at Kashmir Loom. 

But the greatest inspiration is Kashmir itself.

A myriad of influences, ranging from the valley’s unique location on several trade routes and not least 19th Century French and British culture and fashion, have left their unique stamps on the Kashmiri shawl. Production in Kashmir takes place in small family workshops, nurturing dignity, pride and humanity at every level. Women sitting at the traditional hand ‘charka’ wheel spin a pure gossamer yarn known the world over as Pashmina (or cashmere). This yarn is hand-woven by men into a wonderfully supple, soft, yet warm fabric. The end product is a piece of extraordinary beauty and workmanship, a distinct impression of the human hand -- An amalgamation of rich history, unprecedented quality and artistic innovation.

Kashmir Loom focuses on sustaining and supporting this vital handicraft industry.

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