Made of a beautiful double sided warp with plain weave on one side and modern shimmer on the other, this scarf truly is a classic. With utmost softness, warmth and highly skilled craftsmanship, Cashmere scarves are a treasure usually handed down from generation to generation.
The art of making Pashmina is believed to be as old as 2000 years B.C. Cashmere wool, also known as Pashmina once woven, comes from a beautiful Changthangi goat found in the cold arid region surrounding Ladakh in Kashmir, India. The weavers collect raw wool manually by combing the underbelly of these goats. This raw wool is greasy, lumpy, discolored and mixed with strong hairs, dirt and many other impurities. Before this raw wool turns into one of the world’s finest Cashmere wool, it goes through several processes of cleaning, spinning, dyeing, warping, weaving and finishing which are all done by hand and can take weeks to get a small batch of fine Cashmere fabric ready. It takes 2-3 goats’ hair to make one scarf. Also known as “soft gold”, this cashmere yarn represents only 0.5% of the world’s wool production. By choosing this handmade piece, you help preserve craftsmanship and support rural artisan communities. We thank you for your support.
Despite having all the luxuries a royal title can offer, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was not a complacent woman. She was a freedom fighter and an ardent supporter of women’s rights. She co-founded the All India Women's Conference in 1927 and became president of the organization in 1933. She was one of the first to speak out against child marriage and the purdah system for women. She became the first woman to hold Cabinet rank in India when she took charge of the Ministry of Health during Nehru's tenure. She was also one of two Indian Christians in the Cabinet. In 1950, she was elected as the president of the World Health Assembly, the first woman to hold this position. She molded a path for many other women to excel in this field.