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The golden era that defines our shawls

The world has long been entranced by Kashmir. From the magnificent himalayas, to the tradition of art and shawls, the history of Kashmir is unlike any amongst ancient eastern cultures. It’s a story of four different periods of foreign rule: the Mughals, Afghans, Sikhs and Dogras, who once ruled this ancient valley. Each culture made…

Kashmir’s handicraft industry in ruins after floods

Every year the onset of autumn is a great time for the artisans of Kashmir. For some its the season to finish handcrafting their shawls and carpets that take months to be designed. For others who work as farmers during the summer months, its the time to harvest their rice and apples and get back…

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Lookbooks: London Fashion Week – MB Fashion Week Madrid

These days inspiration is EVERYWHERE! We are following the runways and falling in love with the collections for 2014 autumn/winter. And we are following the streets… where fashionistas from around the world delight us with their unique styles. Here you have some looks seen during the London Fashion Week and the MB Fashion Week Madrid…

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The sad truth behind the ‘ring shawl’: Shahtoosh

Shahtoosh shawls are so fine and light they can be passed through a wedding ring and are warm enough to hatch a pigeon egg. Its name was given by the Mughal Emperors and it means “king of wools” in Persian. Worth its weight in gold several times over, the trade on these shawls is illegal…

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The shawl: gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

Finding that perfect Valentine’s Day gift is probably the most difficult experience for both men as well as women. Being able to narrow down the best present for that person can reflect how much you care. There is nothing in the world that’s as elegant and beautiful as a soft Kashmir shawl. At Kashmir Shawl…

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Wrap a pashmina around yourself against the cold!

Winter is here and the lowest temperatures of the year are more than evident every time we step out on the streets. At Kashmir Shawl Atelier we really love the arrival of cold weather: days start to get longer, the afternoon’s sun gifts us with its warmth and its finally the time to enjoy winter…

The Kashmir shawl: the perfect gift this Christmas

Thinking of buying the perfect present this season? Whether its a gift for a relative, a friend or a co-worker, buying your perfect gift is always the most difficult decision in every festive season. It’s a process that needs planning and time. In fact, many people end up shopping at the last-minute because they put…

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How to protect you shawls from moth using natural ingredients

Moth loves natural fibers like pashmina, wool and silk. If you find it annoying to find a sock eaten by these insects, imagine if they decide to have your handmade Kashmir shawl for a meal! In this post we give you an ecological and natural way to keep them away using only ingredients that you…

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Five ways to transform your looks with a shawl

We are sure that you share our point of view: style is all about self confidence, maximizing the tremendous potential of our looks and to have a versatile wardrobe that allows you to transform your appearance instantly. The way people see us should be a reflexion of how we see ourselves, how you describe yourself…

How to clean your shawl without damaging it

It is said pashmina is a wool from heaven! Not only because pashmina goats live at more than 5,000 m above sea level, but also because of its softness, warmth and delicacy, making it one of the most precious textiles in the world. With adequate care, a pashmina shawl will retain its natural beauty over…