This antique Tibetan meditation rug is a true gem! Checkerboard is an old style in Tibet and this red and blue design is very unique. Outside the checkerboard is a blue and white pearl border, surrounded by a meander border. The outermost red border is filled with flowers and scholarly emblems. This handmade rug was likely woven in Shigatse, Tibet over 100 years ago.
This piece could be displayed on the wall as a cultural treasure or used for your own personal meditation.
Age: Late 19th - early 20th century
Condition: Good, consistent with age
These amazing Natural Pashmina shawls are handmade from the finest quality cashmere in the world. The famed Pashmina, or Changthangi, goat was at the heart of the cashmere trade that started centuries ago in Kashmir where 'pashmina' literally translates to 'soft gold." Cashmere is made in many places around the world. The secret to pashmina is that it only comes from this special goat that lives high in the Ladakhi Himalaya.
Today, these light brown and cream goats wander the high elevations of the Indian Himalaya with their 'Changpa' herders. After spending the winter above 13,500 feet, they bring their goats down to the valleys in the summer and comb out the under fleece from their herds. The herders sell the raw pashmina to specialized craftsmen who comb, spin and weave the fibre by hand using traditional methods.
Our natural pashmina shawls are 100% pashmina and the color is all natural. These authentic pashmina shawls will add a touch of luxury to your wardrobe!
Size: 220 x 105 cm (87" x 41")
*We also carry a smaller version Natural Pashmina Scarf (220 x 76 cm, 87" x 30" ) so look for this product too!
Treat your self to the most luxurious scarves in the world! For centuries, ladies have treasured the beautiful hand-embroidered shawls from the idyllic Himalayan valley of Kashmir. The techniques have been passed down through the generations and now you can comfort yourself in the soft luxury and exquisite needlework of our pashmina shawls and stoles.
The elegant hand-embroidered pashmina shawl is a masterpiece of Kashmiri artistry! Nestled in the foothills of the Indian Himalaya, Kashmir is the original source for cashmere, hence the name, that was then exported to colonial Britain. Kashmir became famous for its soft materials as well as its rich designs and patterns.
This scarf is made from the soft hair of high altitude Changthangi goats from the Ladakh region. Skilled Kashmiri artisans then sew silk thread into intricate designs onto the pashmina, taking months and years depending on the design. Lastly, each scarf is signed by the artisan in silk thread as a seal of authenticity.
Size: 200 x 100 cm (79' x 39')
The stunning Quadra Cashmere Scarf is the pinnacle of quality and design. Himalayan artisans start by hand weaving the highest quality 100% cashmere, made from the soft inner neck hair of Hircus goats, and then dye it. Finally, they sew four colored panels together into one beautiful scarf. It's like four scarves in one, and the five designs are stylish for any season.
If you want to feel the finest quality on your skin, and have the best style around town, this scarf is for you. Once our customers try it on, they don't want to take it off!
Size: 200 x 70 cm (79' x 28')