Made of a beautiful double sided warp with traditional Ikat weave on one side and modern stripes on the other, this scarf truly is a style statement. 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.
Prem Mathur is the first Indian woman commercial pilot and started flying for Deccan Airways. After getting rejected by eight private airlines, she lost all hope that she would become a pilot. Even after clearing all the tests and acquiring her commercial pilot’s license, her applications were turned down because she was a woman. Disheartened, she finally got an interview call from Deccan Airways, Hyderabad. She impeccably finished the interview stating, ‘You won’t regret hiring me.’ She is also a winner of the National Air Race and the first British-Indian woman pilot license holder. She took up an occupation which wasn’t prevalent at the time, paving the way for many more girls in India to brave the steps up!