PASHMINA ORIGINS and KNOW-HOW
The object of desire of the notables and aristocrats of this world during the 19th century, the Pashmina shawl embodies the exoticism of the East, and the elegance of the past.
One of the finest natural fibres in the world Pashmina is produced by a goat with a pure pedigree, the Changthangi goat.
The artisans of the Kashmir Valley know all its secrets.
Moreover, their manufacturing techniques and know-how have been carefully handed down from generation to generation for centuries.
Also known as "Little Tibet", Ladakh is a vast, cold, semi-desert region of the Indian Peninsula.
A large part of its territory is above 3,000 metres.
It is dominated to the north by the Karakorum Mountains and to the south by the Himalayas.
A bit of history
The tradition of shawl making in India goes back to, at least, the civilization of the Indus Valley (2.600 to 1.900 B.C.).
The Pashmina Goat
The fiber of Pashmina is produced by a trans-Himalayan goat with a pure pedigree, the Changthangi goat.
For centuries it has been raised by the nomadic Chang-pa herders, whose tents can be seen scattered across Ladakh at average altitudes of 3,600 to 4,500 metres.
THE PASHMINA FIBER
A true diamond of wool, Pashmina is de facto one of the finest natural fibres in the world...