THE ORIGIN OF PASHMINA

Its very complicated to know the origin of a Pashmina shawl. Many countries label there scarves with pashmina make’s it too difficult to find the right one. Pashmina is famous just because of its luxurious touch and commonly with some paisley or Flores work on it. Real Pashmina comes from the Himalayan mountains of North India, LADAKH. Its specialty and luxury remains only when its woven on a handloom. People of the state Kashmir, Srinagar are experts to handle this soft and delicate Pashmina on a LOOM. Artisans of the Valley carry a long history in weaving of those masterpiece Pashmina shawls which later are crafted with a fine needle work know as SOZNI. KashCrafts is a group of a young artisans working together to sell those crafts direct to the buyer. Our aim is to provide you the best in an affordable price. Our products are a bit expensive just because of the time consumed in to it. When we talk about the quality and craftsmanship, our products are far cheaper then the other sellers available in the market. KashCrafts promises you for the genuine product as described on our website. We want you to enjoy the Hussle free shopping with us.

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HOME DECOR LUXURY

HOME DECOR LUXURY Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s well being. It can be very tempting to decorate our home based on what we think will be appealing to others. How often do we choose colors and styles and artwork with someone else’s voice in the back of our mind, drowning out our own preferences? One of the most important things to keep in mind while decorating is that your home is about you. You are the one that needs to be comfortable there. You are the one that needs to look at the color of the walls and stare at the painting above the mantle every day.
KashCrafts offers you the best class handmade products. While it is good to have a home that is visually appealing, you should not be designing your home around other people’s opinions and preferences. Your own desires should rule. Your home should represent your lifestyle, not a false image that you feel pressured to present.

Handmade Pashmina shawl

Handmade Pashmina shawl

Woven shawls in India have been worn as early as Indus Valley Civilisation. The most famous example is a statue of priest or priest king who is draped in a shawl coming under the right arm and covering the left shoulder. His shawl is decorated with trefoil patterns.

As for the fibre is also known as pashm or pashmina for its use in the handmade shawls of the Himalayas. The woolen shawls made in Kashmir are mentioned in Afghan texts between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD. However, the founder of the Pashmina industry is traditionally held to be the 15th century ruler of Kashmir, Zayn-ul-Abidin, who introduced weavers from Central Asia; other sources consider pashmina crafts were introduced by Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani. In 14th – century Mir Ali Hamadani came to Kashmir along with 700 craftsmen from parts of Persia. when Mir Ali Hamadani came to Ladakh,(Kashmir) home land of pashmina goats, for the first time in history he found that the Ladakhi goats produced soft wool. He took some wool and made socks and gave them as a gift to king of Kashmir, Sultan Kutabdin. Afterwards Hamadani suggested to the king that they start a shawl weaving industry in Kashmir using this wool. Pashmina shawls have been worn by the royalty and the elites in the region for centuries. Pashmina blankets were also vital additions to a wealthy women’s dowry in India and Nepal. They are a status symbol in the East. The United Nations specialized agency UNESCO reported in 2014 that Ali Hamadani was one of the principal historical figures who shaped the culture of Kashmir, both architecturally and also through the flourishing of arts and crafts and hence economy in Kashmir. The skills and knowledge that he brought to Kashmir gave rise to an entire industry The test for a quality pashmina is warmth and feel. Pashmina and Cashmere are derived from the “capra hircus” mountain goat. One distinct difference between Pashmina and generic Cashmere is the fibre diameter. Pashmina fibres are finer and thinner (12-15 microns) than generic cashmere fibre (15-19 microns), and therefore, ideal for making light weight apparel like fine scarves. Today, however, the word “Pashmina” is used indiscriminately, and many scarves made from natural or synthetic fiber are sold under the name “Pashmina”, creating confusion in the market. The exorbitant price of a Pashmina shawl is due to the quantum of expert craftsmanship that goes into creating each shawl and the rarity of the Pashmina wool – the wool is used in an authentic Kashmiri Pashmina comes from the Changthangi breed of the capra hircus goat and this breed constitutes less than 0.1% of global Cashmere production.

As the fibre diameter is very low, Pashmina has to be hand-processed and woven into products such as shawls, scarves, wraps, throws, stoles, etc. However, the quality of a finished shawl is not solely dependent on the fibre diameter of the wool but also on the craftsmen’s skills. Pashmina products are made only in Kashmir and more recently in Nepal where the industry has seen a surge in production. Kashmir handmade pashmina shawl is 100% pashmina because the thread is hand spun, whereas machine made mixed easily with simple wool and acrylic.

Aye Aye Soe Win

Aye Aye Soe Win

I got a few pieces from Kashcraft, I still cannot afford the hand-made Kani yet (-:. But even the machine-made ones guarantee you the sense of fashion, elegance, and rarity in the crowds, especially in the west. Everyone would notice that these shawls came from caring artisan families far and far away. Even machine-made kani are lovely and worth for a modest collection when one cant afford stuff above $1000. Unlike the hand-made ones, it does not cost you above $1000. The machine-made super soft Kani shawls are just around $120, $ 150 or something around these numbers. I have a few soft shawls from KashCraft. I like all of them. Soft Kani shawls have elegant classic patterns, and they will instantly yet quietly alleviate your look –it is the statement about taste rather than that of status.

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KASHMIR EXPEDITION

Kashmir is famous for its nature, handicrafts and beautiful landscapes. The valley has been blessed with many waterfalls, lakes and some sky high mountains that attracts the world. Kashmir is a famous market of high-end Pashmina shawls, silk Rugs & more.

We at KashCrafts invites our customers to visit Kashmir to explore the land, full of culture and love. KashCrafts is working with many sectors of Kashmir tourism to provide you a safe passage. We are in coloration with the best hotels and houseboats to help you a comfortable stay. Our aim is to provide you the best service as per the demand. During this pandemic, our tourism and handicraft sector is suffering through a big loss. We are trying to reach to you through internet just test our services and products. We are selling online since 2017 and like to thank for the love and support from you all. We provide free shipping worldwide on all our products.

Feel free to ask us anything regarding our products and the services we offers. KashCrafts love to guide and help you until you are 99% satisfied.

Cashmere Sozni Wraps

Cashmere Sozni Wraps

Cashmere Sozni Wraps are exclusive lines of Kashmir Shawls & Scarves – PERFECT for absolutely any occasion… …Cashmere Sozni Wraps are proudly wear fashion-art that’s original as you are! Every product offered in The New Year Collections has been hand-woven, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn, hand-dyed, hand-washed and traditionally sun dried – with an attention to detail that you will NEVER find anywhere else.

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Yesterday I received your parcel with the wonderful Kashmir Paisley shawl. It is absolutely an outstanding piece of beauty and shows Kashmir handicraft in perfection. I also want to thank you very much for the quick shipping which I really appreciated as well.