The Appeal and Allure of Pashmina Silk Sarees
23/05/2016, Hyderabad, India – 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 Silk Saree is a blend of two fine materials which together produce a fabric that is sheer, light and shining.
The super fine Pashmina is an exclusive weave that is extremely soft and smooth, and known to pass the ‘ring test’. High-priced and sought for the quality of the weave, the Pashmina Silk Saree is known for its feel and the spreading warmth, and it takes a discerning ability to recognize a true Pashmina product, since the manufacture of synthetic fibres have now come into vogue.
Kashmiri embroidery or Kashida, as it is known, employs bright and colourful designs, with motifs of floral borders, paisley, chinar leaves and other inspirational objects of nature. The patterns and the colours chosen for the Pashmina silk saree, so harmonize with Nature, that the elegance and allure of the wearer of the saree, is heightened.
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 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. There are several varieties of the Pashmina from fine to super fine based on how finely it is woven.
There is also a difference in the fineness of the goat hair available from different heights of the Himalayas. The Nepal Pashmina fibre or hair is rated as the finest while the Ladakhi variety comes a close second.
There are very many pleasing versions of the Pashmina Silk saree which are quite fascinating and very captivating. Fancy Prints of block, batik and gold with floral patterns are current fashion for Pashmina Silk Sarees. The ‘heavier’ version of the Pashmina Silk Saree, employing pure silk, has Zardosi or Ari embroidery adorning the fabric and is most sought after for the ‘exclusive’ occasions.
The heavily adorned pashmina pure silk sari with zardozi aari embroidery is a magnificent piece of work while there is a special range of self-weave checks and fine designs that makes this Pashmina Silk Saree so very ‘eye-catching’.
Pashmina Silk Sarees have always inspired for the soft and smooth weaves in silk that have a lyrical quality in the fine designs and exquisite embroidery that make them unique, pricey and much sought after.
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