The first of our products for sale come from Andraab and the mountains of Kashmir. The Andraab label is the business of three Kashmiri brothers, Mubashir, Muzakir and Muzzafar Andraabi who work with artisans to design and produce the highest quality hand woven and embroidered cashmere scarves, stoles and shawls, but also bedspreads and blankets.
Some of their products are more elaborately embroidered and others, like the range we have here, are more understated in their design, their colour and detail revealing the integrity of each piece's individual making and maker. The cashmere is collected, combed, spun, hand woven on wooden looms, and then embroidered; the process of making a single shawl can take months, and sometimes years to complete, depending on the intricacy of the embroidery .
With every purchase you make from the Andraab collection, ten percent will be given to KEWA (Kashmir Embroidery and Weaving Academy) a foundation newly established by the Andraabi brothers to train the next generation of Kasmiri weavers and embroiderers and to sustain an endangered tradition and important regional economy.
To purchase any of these products, please contact us directly until later this month when our online Shop becomes live.