Cashmere stoles are produced in Kashmir. Cashmere
stole, 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. Cashmere stole
is known for its rich texture and design even to the ancient
civilization of the Babylonians and Greeks.
Commonly used as body wraps, there cashmere
stole may be made from different types of wool and com in variety
of colors, weave, and embroidery work. The most famous amongst
these cashmere stoles are the Shatoosh shawl and Pashmina shawl
which are worn on special occasions.
The main differences between the cashmere stoles
and their imitations were in weight and the method of weaving.
Cashmere stoles were much lighter as they were made of fine
standards of hair as opposed to wool or silk used by the Europeans.
Kashmir is famous all over the world for the
beautiful hand-embroidered cashmere stoles that it produces.
Basically a craft brought to India by the Muslim invaders; cashmere
stole embroidery is therefore strongly reflective of Persian
motifs and styling. These cashmere stoles are made predominantly
in the Srinagar area of Kashmir, and generally confined to the
men of the family, though nowadays, women are also entering
the trade of cashmere garments. These exquisite creations of
cashmere stoles are hand-embroidered with hook (a knitting material)
or a needle. The embroidery of cashmere shawl is clipped with
shears to smoothness, and then treated with several brightening
and protective chemical washes. The motifs are generally either
floral or animals and birds. Cashmere stole have a worldwide
appeal for their classic embroidery styles. These cashmere stole
are so beautiful that they are largely demanded by the people
all over the world.
There is nothing like cashmere stole for making
one feel comfortably in style whatever the season. We offer
perfect cashmere stole to keep you in style Whenever you want
to feel and look your best, choose genuine quality and value
which only the finest 100% pure cashmere can offer. Log on cashmere
stoles online store. Buy cashmere stole online through www.himalayanmart.com.
Our collection encompasses
the following qualities of cashmere stole
- made of 100% finest cashmere
- 100% finest cashmere: delicate, light, yet very warm
featuring Shahtoosh Type Fringe, but this is not a Shahtoosh
- makes a perfect all-purpose wrap, a great gift for your
We have wide collection of cashmere stoles woven by the skillful
weavers from kashmir. The cashmere stoles shown are selected
from our own collections. We also accept special request (design/color)
of cashmere stoles – please refer our “Wholesale
” for bulk order.
USEFUL TIPS REGARDING CASHMERE
Cashmere stole that are knitted can be hand
washed using a natural, mild soap. Hand washing is better for
a knitted cashmere stole in the long run as chemicals used in
dry cleaning are can be hard on cashmere stole. cashmere stole
should always be dry cleaned as they could lose their body.Be
sure to dissolve all cleaner thoroughly and then put the cashmere
stole into the water. After washing cashmere stole, be sure
to rinse until the water is clear. Then lay the cashmere stole
out flat away from heat and sun. Reshape side seams and sleeves
if necessary, as some cashmere stole will twist during washing.
When dry, press with a damp cloth and cool iron. Cashmere stole
should be washed after approximately 6-7 wearing to keep them
looking their best. It is best to store cashmere stole in either
a cedar chest or plastic bags to keep clean and moth free. I
personally hang moth cakes in my closets and cedar chest for
extra protection and replace them monthly. Moths may also go
after any food particles that may be on the cashmere stole,
so it is very important to keep your cashmere stole clean. Pilling,
( the little balls that get on the cashmere stole ) is a natural
occurrence on cashmere and wool. Not all cashmere stole will
pill, and some will pill more than others, being all natural
fibers have their own chemistry that will differ from yarn to
yarn. However, a quality cashmere stole should not pill excessively.
The pilling is usually caused by a friction of some sort;`such
as a seat belt, purse strap, golf strap, or even synthetic linings
of jackets. When pilling occurs, pull or carefully cut the pills
off, breaking the connection. Then wash the cashmere stole according
to the above instructions. Here is the few more tips for taking
care of cashmere stole.
1. Always allow your antiperspirant or deodorant to completely
dry before slipping into your cashmere stole.
2. Never spritz yourself with perfume or cologne while wearing
the cashmere stole because it stains. Always spray or dab your
perfume directly onto skin before dressing.
3. Before or after wearing, air fluff your cashmere stole to
freshen and remove impurities.
4. For added luxury and a heavenly scent, wrap a bar of your
favorite French milled soap in a handkerchief and tuck it under
your cashmere stole.