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True Cashmere

Our signature Changpa cashmere is a product of centuries-old traditions and artisan craftsmanship of Kashmir. Every scarf is handwoven from the cashmere yarn derived from the goats of the Changpa, native to this majestic part of the world. Limited in quantity, and exceptional in quality, Changpa cashmere has been prized for centuries for by the Indian maharajas and European royalty for its exceptional lushness. Transforming the raw cashmere into the ultra soft luxurious fabric is a long and painstaking process that has been perfected by the artisans of Kashmir over the centuries.

The geography of the area is uniquely suited for production of finest cashmere in the world. The high altitudes where the Changpa tribes herd their goats create for raw material of unique characteristics. The valley, besides its exceptional beauty, is also the renowned fabric softening qualities of the Jhelum River which has its source in Himalayan glaciers.

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Hand-woven Embroidered Cashmere Shawl

Our signature Changpa cashmere is a product of centuries-old traditions and artisan craftsmanship of Kashmir. Every scarf is handwoven from the cashmere yarn derived from the goats of the Changpa, native to this majestic part of the world. Limited in quantity, and exceptional in quality, Changpa cashmere has been prized for centuries for by the Indian maharajas and European royalty for its exceptional lushness.

  • Individually hand embroidered
  • Embroidery done with Silk Yarn
  • 100% Cashmere
  • 40 x 80 inches
  • Handmade in Kashmir
  • Approximate embroidery time 300 hours

Hand-woven Kabali Print Cashmere Shawl

Our signature Changpa cashmere is a product of centuries-old traditions and artisan craftsmanship of Kashmir. Every scarf is handwoven from the cashmere yarn derived from the goats of the Changpa, native to this majestic part of the world. Limited in quantity, and exceptional in quality, Changpa cashmere has been prized for centuries for by the Indian maharajas and European royalty for its exceptional lushness.


  • Individually hand printed
  • 100% Cashmere
  • 40 x 80 inches
  • Handmade in Kashmir

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Our signature Changpa cashmere is a product of centuries-old traditions and artisan craftsmanship of Kashmir. Every scarf is handwoven from the cashmere yarn derived from the goats of the Changpa, native to this majestic part of the world. Limited in quantity, and exceptional in quality, Changpa cashmere has been prized for centuries for by the Indian maharajas and European royalty for its exceptional lushness. Transforming the raw cashmere into the ultra soft luxurious fabric is a long and painstaking process that has been perfected by the artisans of Kashmir over the centuries.

The geography of the area is uniquely suited for production of finest cashmere in the world. The high altitudes where the Changpa tribes herd their goats create for raw material of unique characteristics. The valley, besides its exceptional beauty, is also the renowned fabric softening qualities of the Jhelum River which has its source in Himalayan glaciers.

The raw cashmere wool undergoes at least twenty different stages before it’s ready for weaving. Changpa herdsmen, who tend the flocks of goats in the high altitudes of Ladakh, obtain the raw cashmere by sheering the silky under fleece of the goat. Then they comb it and pack it in preparation for shipment to Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, for processing. In Srinagar, women take tiny amounts of the raw material (a few grams at a time) and carefully remove the course outer hairs by hand. They also separate it into piles by color; grey, brown, black and white, with white being the most valuable because it is the easiest to dye. The fibers are then thoroughly cleaned and aligned by combing. Now it’s ready for spinning; small bundles of the highest grade of raw cashmere is hand spun into fine silky thread using a traditional spinning wheel called a charkha. The single threads are paired by lightly twisting them together, then wound into skins before being arranged on the hand looms as warps and wefts. Once woven, each shawl is individually pot dyed, screen printed, or hand embroidered according to the design.

The result is a scarf of exceptional beauty, softness and style.

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You may exchange a faulty item, in lieu of obtaining a refund, only in exchange for the same items in the same size and color, subject to availability. Where possible, we will offer to repair faulty items. If it cannot be repaired or the same product is not available, you are entitled to a full refund.

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We reserve the right to reject orders or refuse to accept returns or exchanges if we determine, in our discretion, that the number of returns made by a particular customer is excessive.

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