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ABOUT CASHMERE

Cashmere, the very word evokes images of luxury, warmth and softness. Cashmere the fiber of kings, fine soft, light wool or down hair produced from the lowly Cashmere goat. The word “cashmere” is sometimes applied to fabrics that contain other fibers in addition to cashmere wool.This cashmere fiber is so luxurious that the Arc of the Covenant of the old testament was lined and curtained with it.

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The finest cashmere fiber comes from Tibet and himalayan range, where the high altitude and cold, harsh conditions enable the goats to grow the finest, longest cashmere fiber. who have a for expertise and quality cashmere products. Luxurious of cashmere wool are used primarily for making cashmere shawls, cashmere sweaters, cashmere mufflers,cashmere scarves and other cashmere products.

Originally cashmere goat raised in central and south-western Asia, especially in Kashmir: also the cashmere fabric made from the wool of the cashmere goat. From Tibet, rooftop of the world, to the high plateaus of the Gobi desert, the downy fleece of the cashmere goat bestowed delight on maharajahs, the Roman Empire and the courts of Europe. For hundreds of years only royalty could afford to indulge in the pleasures of cashmere. Cashmere ranked with gems as among the most precious gifts of nature. Napoleon started a fad for cashmere shawls when he gave his second wife, Empress Eugenie, seventeen of them. Queen Victoria shared the passion. And, Beau Brummell stirred envy when he sported his white cashmere waistcoat early in
the 19th century.

Today, cashmere is still unrivaled as the world’s most luxurious fiber. The world’s finest cashmere is born and bred in tibet and himalayan range, and brought to you by HimalayanMart.com

Cashmere is the down shed annually by cashmere goats living in the high, dry plateau. In order for these goats to survive they have coarse outer hair that repels the weather. Beneath that external coat lies a much finer fiber, cashmere, which insulates these animals from the bitter cold. It takes each of these rare cashmere goats four years to produce enough cashmere for one. In order to collect the cashmere,each goat is combed by hand every spring. The fleece is then collected and sorted by hand. In addition, the cashmere products are usually knit on hand-operated machines. Converting cashmere into our luxurious cashmere shawl, cashmere sweater, cashmere muffler, cashmere scarves etc.is achieved only with extraordinary time and skill.

Cashmere products are famous for it's Kashmir embroidery. Kashmiri embroidery, called Kasida, is varied, rich in color and elaborate in details and exquisite in execution. The finest Kasida work in cashmere shawls has no 'wrong' side. Connoisseurs set great value to the embroidery that displays similar fineness of work on both sides of the shawl. The kasida pattern are drawn freely by the naqqash (the designer) mostly from memory. These are inspired by the sparkling lakes, the broad curves of the Jhelum, the breath- taking 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.

The softer-than-Cashmere texture, the wool which grows soft with use, the countless hours of painstaking work that go into making each shawl, make the fabric very special. The cashmere products has a superbly textural feel, drapes beautifully, feels soft, warm and light to the touch and will serve a user well for years. Its timeless patterns remain eternally in vogue. In the Indian sub- continent, cashmere are passed down from one generation to another. To the credit of the traditional shawl-makers of Kashmir, the fine cashmere has not been made successfully elsewhere although attempts have been made by other countries to replicate this craft, developed into an art form by the Kashmiris. The wool offers light weight insulation without bulk. The fibers are highly adaptable and appropriate for all climates. A high moisture content allows insulation to change with the relative humidity of atmosphere.

If you are looking for 100% superb quality cashmere products like cozy cashmere sweaters, beautiful cashmere pashmina shawls and even finest luxurious cashmere sweaters, cashmere scarves and cashmere mufflers, you are in the right web site now! As cashmere, the very word evokes images of luxury, warmth and softness. The ultra-fine fiber from the undercoat of the Cashmere (or Kashmir) goat, is indeed a premium fiber - one that generally costs a good deal more than mere sheep's wool.

Most of the people get confused with word pashmina, cashmere

Cashmere is not just a kind of tiny wool, it is not wool at all. Cashmere comes from goats living in the high and dry plateaus surrounding the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China. Exposed to the most extreme environmental elements of altitude and cold, the goats grow a downy undercoat of soft hair beneath their coarse exterior coat, those hairs are extremely sleek, soft, warm and silky, they are called Cashmere.

In despite of all the fancy stories, let us see the explanation from the official organization for wildlife: FWS (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service): "Pashmina is the local name in India for the cashmere goat. Recently, this name is attributed to not only the source animal, but to the fiber and the actual shawl itself. Pashmina shawl has become extremely popular in the fashion world since publicity about the illegality of shahtoosh ended most overt shahtoosh sales."

We have got huge collection of cashmere shawls, cashmere mufflers, cashmere scarves and cashmere stoles which are made some from pure cashmere wool and some from mixture of Silk-pashmina in all possible colors, in plain, with embroidery work, bead work and in printed. Here is the brief introduction of each pashmina item like: cashmere shawl, cashmere stole, cashmere muffler, cashmere scarf, cashmere blanket etc.

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