Grey Pashmina Silk Sarees
When the fine wool of the Himalayan goat is blended with pure silk from the valley, it yields one of the ‘finest’ pieces of apparel that could drape a woman so alluringly. The Pashmina silk saree from Kashmir, is a symbol of the spirit of a tradition known for its fine weaves and breathtaking embroidery. The Pashmina goats on the high altitumdes of the Himalayas, are gifted by nature an extremely fine inner coat of wool, which is several times finer than the human hair and extremely soft, in order to brave the harsh freezing weather. The size of each strand is so small that it can only be hand woven. This “Pashm’ or wool that is available, if blended with silk or cotton, can then be spun, by handlooms or machines. The Pashmina Silk Saree is a blend of two fine materials which together produce a fabric that is sheer, light and shining.
Kashmiri embroidery or Kashida as it is known as, employs bright and colourful designs, with motifs of floral borders, paisley and chinar leaves and other inspirational settings of nature. The patterns and the colours chosen for the Pashmina silk saree, so harmonizes with Nature, that the elegance and allure of the wearer of the saree, is heightened.